reservoir swallow

oil on canvas, 1370mm x 1020mm

Rheidol reservoir. One summer I saw swallows and house martins skimming a giant mirror and could not forget it. I came back a year later in good weather but not the same conditions; so I asked a local friend, Rhian Thomas, when would be the best time to find the water so still again. She said early mornings.

I got up early next day and there was the mirror, and there were the birds.                      

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one of a set of different exposures
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Birds went into and even under the water.

study

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studio

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charcoal composition on canvas
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choosing glaze base colours
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first glaze base : cadmium red and yellow reflecting surface for green glazes
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green glazes, first try, failed
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new glaze base
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glaze build up: top, dark over light / bottom, light over dark

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