This artwork is one of the most popular paintings in the Gallery. The artist – Elioth Gruner – painted it in a farm paddock in Emu Plains and had to wrap his legs in sacks to protect him from the cold, frosty air.
- Travel to this farm paddock.
- Look closely at the farmer. Notice his pink ears in the cold morning air. Can you see the breath of the cows?
- Observe how the light is coming through the trees and creating long shadows. Can you spot the farmhouse hidden in the trees?
- Draw what you think the farmhouse looks like.
Find out more about Emu Plains on Sydney’s western outskirts. Are there still farms there now?