Winnowing

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In an agrarian society, fall is the time for the hard work of harvesting, drying and storing crops for winter consumption. It is also a time to celebrate the season’s success and the blessing of a bountiful harvest. Throughout the mountains of Nepal, rice, corn and barley are piled in the streets, on rooftops and anywhere the grain can be spread in the sun to dry.


Winnowing, oil painting by Robin Moore Rohwer

Robin prefers to paint “en plain air” or on location. When that is not possible, she may turn to a photograph as her source of inspiration. Often, we will team up and she will create her own interpretation of a photograph that I have taken. In this case, it is a Nepali woman winnowing rice, separating the grain from the chaff.  No doubt the colors of her clothing and the movement of the grain caught Robin’s eye much as it did mine when I took the image.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week strive to share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville where you can stop and see their work.  Check ahead to see when they will be there, as they may be off looking for more inspiration. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. Email them at ChristopherRobinArts@gmail.com. If a particular piece interests you for your home or office, please contact them. All works are copyright protected.

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