Dormant to Harvest

snow, wheat, field, machinery, combine, tractor, winter, farm

This is two scenes painted on one 18” x 36” canvas depicting the stages of growing wheat. The left side shows a scene from just north of McPherson, Kansas with the wheat lying dormant under a blanket of snow and an idle irrigation system. The right is a scene from my brother-in-law’s wheat field. I followed this cutting screw from one field to another.

I was fascinated with the play of light from very bright to dark because of the curves and sharp edges of the machinery. I used color schemes of blue-green and red and green to capture this lighting.

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