It's a fairly simple painting in that the detail is done to a minimum and yet perhaps it looks more detailed than it is.
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021
This painting, Raindrops, was inspired by Gustave Caillebotte's painting of the river Yerres in the rain.
There is a lake near to where I live called Lake Esmond, but on a rise of land running next to it is a pond. Sometimes it is so still it looks like a mirror and it is this pond that became the model for my painting. Most of it was painted on site but I did the rings in the studio. I didn't paint it when it was raining, but now and again I threw some very small pebbles in the water to remind me of how rings form when raindrops begin to break the water surface.