I love nothing better than to paint obsolete rural activities! To tell the story of how the ladies went into the fields, wearing cotton dresses, and dragged behind them the bags of cotton they picked. My wonderful friend Marjorie was a cotton picker in her youth, sometimes carrying more than 100 pounds at a time. She said it was hard work, paid little, but the fellowship made it worthwhile.
Here's to you, Mike Rooney, I painted this all in shapes and values and had the best time! You just can't get tight with that method.
I also started the peanut stacks but it needs the final touches. Hope I can finish it and post it today! Sold- off to Irvington, Va!