Verdant Two Tels , 2006, oil on canvas, 70 x 140 cm., 28" x 55"

Cypresses in the Wadi
the art of
Ron Gang
 
I really took notice of these trees when I was doing the 10 canvas-long panorama in the early summer of 2006.
Planted my the Keren Kayemet (forestation authority) in the early 90's, these trees have suffered the ravages of the weather (dryness and strong windstorms) and the Bedouins' grazing goats who the foliage as high as they can reach standing on their hind legs.  This accounts for their stuntedness and shape.  They drew me down from the ridge into the roliing wadi land to observe and record them.  Not all trees have survived since painting them.



Stubtred Cypress 70 x 50 cm

Hillock Stunted Cypress I,  2006,
oil on canvas, 70 x 5
0 cm., 28" x  20"











Hillock Stunted Cypress II

Hillock Stunted Cypress II,  2006,
oil on canvas, 124 x 82
cm., 49" x  32"








wayside cypress

Wayside Cypress, 2006-7, oil on canvas,
52 x 83 cm., 20" x  32"
Private collection - California USA







Cypress Head

Cypress Head II, 2007, oil on canvas, 56 x 45 cm., 22" x 18"









low_valley_cypress

Low Valley Cypress, 2007, oil on canvas, 52 x 83 cm., 20" x  32"








Hilltop Cypress Small

Hilltop Cypress Small, 2007, oil on canvas, 47 x 33 cm,, 19" x 13"
private collection, Sweden




Hilltop Cypress sketch

Hilltop Cypress sketch,
2007, oil on masonite,
33 x 18 cm.,
13" x 7"









Cypress Head square

Hilltop Cypress Head, 2007, oil on canvas, 49 x 45 cm., 19" x 18"


In these next two works, a planted row of these cypresses is seen from the its end, on the right side of the canvasses.





Valley February-March 2007


Valley February, 2007, oil on canvas, 75 x 150 cm., 30" x 59"








Valley March

Valley March, 2007, oil on canvas, 65 x 107 cm., 26" x 42"



A strong windstorm levelled the trees that had been planted on the wadis edge in the spring of 2007, not long after painting this.  This tree still survives, yet lost about 80% of its branches and foliage.



Arroyo Side, 2007, oil on canvas, 63 x 83 cm.,  25" x 33"






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