Harvest Time

Harvest Time by Owen Bowen
P.O.A

Oils on canvas, 24½"x29½", signed and dated (19)02.

This is a stunning picture, still in its original swept frame. I get a shock of pleasure each time I see it.

The cut edge of the ripe wheat, it's height diminished by perspective, encourages us to look into the field towards the stand of trees, a white-shirted reaper half obscured by the corn contrasting strongly with their darkness. Rooks hovering over the sun-streaked field in the left foreground are balanced by the scarlet of poppies to the right. The main body of reapers and their horses are seen in front of a meadow, beyond which the landscape extends to distant hills. A big summer sky is partially obscured by wind-torn clouds whose shadows move across the fields.

 

 

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