● La Malvinie
20" x 15" (50 x 38cm) / Acrylic on gessoed panel / Private Collection
We all saw it at the same moment. It was mid-morning, the sun high, the heat rising. And there it was on the sill of the windowless window of the barn, a half-full jug of water, catching the sunlight against the velvet gloom of the interior. Out came the cameras. Looking closer at the jug, I saw the house reflected twice, one image inverted. It had to be drawn. Later, when I came to paint the picture, I introduced the wooden plank and the hanging metal bar. I’ve no idea what the bar is, I found it in my garden shed, the red string being the thing that attracted me. The original painting is in the owner’s private collection. Giclée print available -see prints page.
...I saw a shiver/pass over the river/as the tide turned in its sleep...
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