red oakwood water

oil on canvas, 1370mm x 960mm

After a summer visit to this fall I returned in January. What had been a welcoming green, enclosed place was now exposed to winter daylight, with cold, silver viens over the rock. The water made a tear through bright velvet moss and endless red, dead oak leaves. Uncomfortable, beautiful and completely unforseen.

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two studies

If I looked into the saturated colours of moss and leaves it was not possible to see small colour differences in the grey of the water. But if I looked for the colours in the water, I lost sensitivity to reds and greens. To have options in the studio I made two studies: the first looking first at colours of the surroundings; the second looking first at colours in the water.
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digital

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one of a series of different exposures
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digital selection of darkest & thinnest water

studio

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Acrylic layout. I changed this, but remembered it.
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