I arrived at friends who live in Witney and needed space to paint. I set up an easel in their grounds and looked at a field of ripened corn about to be harvested. This work was completed in about half a day but I added the hare and buzzard after that, having painted over the combine harvester. This is en plein aire painting as the impressionists intended. I used the new Winsor and Newton water based oils and the whole was dried in about three days.