Flooded fields (2016)
Oil painting by Jean David


  • Oil painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 15.75 × 11.81 × 1.18 in (unframed) / 15.75 × 11.81 in (actual image size)
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  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

'A gray day provides the best light.' (Leonardo da Vinci)

There has been more than just a considerable amount of rain here lately, and the countryside is saturated, leaving most of the paddocks and fields flooded. I can only assume that Leonardo was talking about light with respect painting, and certainly the diffused light coming through the clouds did provide a harmony of greys, which permeated the painting.

This canvas was painted en pein air rather quickly, as I was anxious that the weather would do what it eventually did, turn back and rain me out!
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Oil paint

  • Ready to Hang