Matthew 13:5-6 (NLT)
5 [Jesus continue telling his parable] “Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. 6 But the plants soon wilted under the hot sun, and since they didn’t have deep roots, they died.”
TIME OF DAY:
The sun (unseen & off to the left) illuminates this scene, casting shadows to the left of figures and objects.
A farmer walking away.
This is the second scene in the parable of the sower, which shows the fate of the seeds that fell on shallow soil, in Jesus’ story. Notice the 3 seedlings in the foreground, which have their roots in shallow “pools” of soil, with hard limestone rock all around them. The seedlings have wilted in the hot sun, beating down from a cloudless sky.
I decided to have the same farmer in this scene as in the previous one. He is carrying a wooden rake over his shoulder, as he walks away from the viewer.