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  🎃 Treat yourself this October 🎃 
15% off $950+ code: OCT15
 ·  Ends 17th October  ·  Terms

Artwork description:

Working on my 'water people' series, I was struggling with the contradiction between 'happy swimming' and the dangers the water can pose. There was a heat wave going on in the Netherlands and I liked to take a dip in the lake, but I was regularly overtaken by an irrational fear.
You know that feeling? When you look around you over the surface of the water and suddenly realize that you are all alone, and that the depths beneath you suddenly feel threatening. Fortunately, this brave girl can swim very well and swim from the deep shade to the sunny, warmer shallow water. Let's hope it will be okay metaphorically too...

With a chaotic and wildly colored background I have tried to represent real natural water. Water that is not blue but takes on all the colors of nature in the surroundings…

A thin layer of varnish protects the artwork against UV light and dust. An iron thread will be attached to the back so it's ready to hang.

*The images in situ are computer generated, might not exactly be to scale and serve for illustration purposes only.

Materials used:

Oilpaints, cold wax medium, brushes, scrapers and knife


#lake  #swimming  #young girl  #dive  #summer days  #brave  #dangerous  #troubled water  #the big blue  #dark to light 

In deep water (2018)


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This artwork is sold by Hilde Hoekstra from Netherlands

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