This painting captures the traditional farm life on a hot sunny day. No dark colors are used to produce a feeling of tranquility and peace. I used yellows, oranges and purples to reflect the true Filipino soul of endurance and hard work. The treatment of the clouds merging with the horizon is the vastness and the continuous cycle of life in this village.
Happy farmers in their bright clothes and straw hats or conical hats work together amid a green and sunlit landscape of plenty.
Preparing the field for planting involves plowing to dig-up, and overturn the soil next is harrowing to break the soil clods into smaller mass then leveling the field to form paddies. Paddies are flooded with water and are bordered by earthen bunds to divide the field into several parcels. Rice stalks are bundled together and positioned randomly on the paddies. Rice is planted a foot apart and by harvest time it will be a field of golden yellow ricefield full of love and promise.