Wheat Stubble and New Growth, 1993, 54 x 87 cm., 21" x 34"

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The Seasons of Wheat

These paintings, done over the years,  record stages  of the wheat crops.
 In the autumn, after the first rains and/or irrigation, the little sprouts
come up,  transforming the dry beige land into green which will
become lush as the crop develops.  By May, the green has
become  a  golden yellow,   to be harvested by the
combines.    Then the straw is raked, baled
and eventually collected.      All that is
left is the stubble until the field will
be ploughed in preparation
for the next crop......


Spring Wheat, 1991, oil on canvas, 62 x 82 cm., 25" x 32"

private collection, Iowa, U.S.A.


Wheatfield and Tel, 1990, oil on canvas, 70 x 140 cm., 28" x 55"
private collection, Israel


After The Combine, 1992, oil on canvas, 66 x 108 cm., 26" x 42"

This painting was done in the field at the outset of the wheat  harvest in June 1992.  The combine (wheat harvester), had cut a swath in the field and then gone on to another field.  I came back the scene the next day to continue working, only to find that the combine had returned and harvested the rest of the field, thus determining  that the painting was finished!



Straw Bales, 1995-6, oil on canvas, 49 x 79 cm., 19" x 31"

Stubblefield, 1991, oil on canvas, approx 70 x 120 cm, 28"  x 47"


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