Looking at the painting, one gets the sense that they are standing on the wheat field, and that some gentle wind is blowing on their face.
The wheat is seen to be swaying, and the clouds look like they are rolling. The brushwork gives the rhythm of a sky with swirling strokes, indicating windy conditions and cloud in a state of motion. The style of painting in the Wheatfield with cypress trees is the impressionistic one, and that makes it easy to match the bright palette of colors used. As one will notice, the Wheatfield with cypress trees is done mainly using three colors, that is blue, yellow and green. On a color wheel, these three colors are next to each other, so van Gogh applying them in the painting gives the work color harmony, especially with the white color addition. Cool color dominates the work, except for areas where the yellow color has been used.
The focal point of the painting, apparently, is the cypress trees. They are tall, very green and cone-shaped. Anyone looking at the painting will have their attention majorly fixed on the cypress trees. This is because the trees have been made the darkest part of the painting. Personally, when I look at it, my eyes travel along the contrasting colors of the grass towards the upper right side, then to the left. In the left, my eye slows at the rounded bushes with very fine subordinate elements. From that point, the eye roves along the diagonal line of the hills/mountains then stops at the perfect vertical of the cypress trees. This, like I said, is the point of focus on the canvas. My eyes then dance a bit in the circular strokes of clouds, and then are naturally funneled back to the focal point. The painting also has a horizon to complete. You would definitely expect to see all that in a natural setting.
Wheatfield with cypress trees gives an idea that the way color is applied in a painting work is a determinant of whether the intended impression