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'Winnowing in the Wind, the Philippines Rice Harvest'. 24x24 inches acrylic on canvas. Paintings of Philippines by John Dyer from our Online Art Gallery

A wonderful painting for any food and travel lover. John Dyer worked in the hot rice paddy fields in the Philippines recording the textures of this important harvest. The painting is filled with brightness and texture. Palm trees line the background set against a tropical sky. As the rice is winnowed the straw blows away in the breeze. An intriguing painting. 

This Philippines painting is a piece of original art painted with acrylic on canvas by Cornish artist John Dyer.

John Dyer's 'Winnowing in the Wind, the Philippines Rice Harvest' is a beautiful and evocative painting of the rice harvest in the Philippines. Dyer has captured the intense heat and light of the tropics, as well as the hard work of the workers, in this stunning work of art.

The painting depicts water buffalo and rice straw, as well as sacks of rice being carried by workers. The vibrant colors and swirling patterns of the rice straw are a delight to behold, and the painting conveys a sense of both the strenuous effort required to harvest the crop, as well as the beauty of the natural world.

This painting was created for the United Nations year of rice and painted in the rice paddy fields as the rice was harvested, and it is a truly fitting tribute to this important crop. Dyer's use of light and color bring the scene to life, making 'Winnowing in the Wind, the Philippines Rice Harvest' a must-see for anyone interested in art, food or agriculture.

This piece of Cornish art, 'Winnowing in the Wind, the Philippines Rice Harvest' by John Dyer, and other original paintings that are for sale in our online art gallery, can be purchased securely online. We provide free worldwide delivery to your door.

Item Information

Description Framed Original Painting
Artist Cornish Artist John Dyer (born 1968)
Signed by the Artist Signed by John Dyer
Painting size 24 x 24 inches
Medium Acrylic on canvas
Framed size 32 x 32 inches
Frame type John Dyer: In the 1950s simple neutral frames became popular for St Ives artists. John chooses an off-white so the lightest tones appear in the painting. The moulding is a variation of 'Salvator Rosa' from Italy. Hand-finished in almond white paint.
Ready to hang Strung with picture cord and ready to hang

"After the main crop has been collected and threshed by machine, the workers return to the paddy to collect the remaining rice straw by hand. This is then sorted in the breeze to extract as much rice as they can. Water buffalo stand idle in the heat of the day and the light is searingly bright, reflecting on the dry landscape. A tripod is erected to speed up the sifting of the rice grains and individuals winnow small piles by hand using the breeze to separate the rice from the straw. The rice is collected in white sacks and loaded onto an assortment of vehicles – jeepneys, bikes, motorbikes. Later in the day when the farmers have departed, mothers and their children arrive to sift through the rice straw, extracting enough for maybe one meal that evening. Much of the rice is spread in the road to dry and we drive over it as we depart from this amazing location, the rice being raked flat again after our departure."

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