LA MALVINIE

 

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. Wow! Out came the cameras. Later, out would come the inevitably disappointing prints. 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 and hangs in La Malvinie, near St-Julien-de-Crempse, in southwestern France. A3 print supplied unframed.

LA MALVINIE

Image: 25.3 x 17.5cm on A3

Hahnemühle paper£75 Unframed + postage