Around Richmond and other places are fields awaiting the plough or pasture.
This scene is partially fabricated but true to representational notions.
I have tried Hahnemuhle Hot-pressed 140lbs watercolour paper. Typically watercolourists will paint on Cold-pressed papers. Hot-pressed papers are flat and devoid of "bumps" which enables the lifting of paint very simple. Cold-pressed papers on the other hand, have "bumps" - now as many a Rough, but enough to provide a tooth which is useful in creating shape due to the paint sometimes not falling in between the "bumps"