title. Storm's Comin' (Agriculture)
location. First State Bank Headquarters, Gainesville, Texas
story. Gainesville's economic history has been heavily agricultural with one of the early major crops being cotton. Today, agriculture is still dominant in Cooke County with a large cattle industry, as well as various crops such as wheat, grain sorghum and corn.
"This mural turned out to be the most difficult for me as I struggled a bit with placement along the incline of the wall up the first floor stairs. Once sketched off though, I really enjoyed creating the cotton field and noticed the skyline color and clouds seemed like a storm was forming in the distance. I actually got a little lost in thought about the farmer and his sense of urgency to finish harvesting as I painted along. I also particularly liked the location of the longhorn and her calf directly as you walk in the outside door...quite the greeting."