This stage of painting the wheat brings another color and more specificity.  Some people wonder about the numbers behind an artwork.  In this case there are 54 heads of wheat (not intended to be significant or symbolic).  I expect that when I'm done, I will have made about 7 brush strokes per kernel.  There are about 24 kernels per head.  This particular stage of the wheat took about 5 minutes per stalk.  I plan to come back to the wheat after this paint has dried with white highlights.  There will also be very fine strokes for the "hairs" towards the end of the painting.

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