Large round bales of hay depict the rural life of east Texas in this oil painting.
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Title: Life in Texas -- Round Hay Bales Size: 16" w x 20" h Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas Frame: Unframed; Ready to Hang Signed: On the front COA: Signed Certificate of Authenticity Series: Part of the Life in Texas Series
An original landscape painting of large round hay bales depicting life in east Texas. The hay is sitting in a newly harvested field. A row of green trees can be seen in the background, with a blue sky above. This painting conveys a strong sense of country living.
Teresa Bernard, a skillful Texas artist who specializes in oil paintings, has signed this piece in the lower left corner. Life In Texas — Round Hay Bales is composed by hand on quality gallery wrap stretched canvas and is ready to display with or without a frame.
The copyright watermark ©️ teresabernardart.com is not present on the canvas artwork.
Read more about the Life in Texas Series here.
This oil painting is part of a series of paintings about what life is like in the great state of Texas. Round hay bales are one of the most iconic images of rural America. These farm-fresh bales represent the hard work and dedication required to provide for our country.
Cattle ranchers abound here in east Texas, and since cattle and other farm animals need food, we also have a lot of hay farmers. Everywhere you go, if you don’t see cattle or horses grazing in a large pasture, you’ll most likely see hay growing there, or you’ll see hay that has been harvested and baled.
Hay farmers harvest their hay using equipment called balers. Balers can bale (package) hay in various ways — small rectangle bales, large square or rectangular bales, or large round bales. The large round bales can weigh anywhere from 800 to over 1,500 pounds! When they are that heavy, they have to be moved around with hay forks attached to tractors.
Many cattlemen prefer the round bales instead of small rectangle bales as they are less labor-intensive to store and transfer and easier to feed to their cattle. They place these large round bales inside hay rings so their cattle and horses can graze on them for days. However, small farms and ranches may still use the smaller rectangle hay bales since they have fewer heads of cattle to feed.
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