Bill Pike water & reflections

water n.
a colourless, odourless liquid

Yet water, particularly a water surface, has so many wonderful effects which are often taken for granted, or not even noticed, by those whose very existence depends on it in everyday life...

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Memories: A Thunderstorm Begins In New Orleans

Memories: A Thunderstorm Begins In New Orleans

Size: 2.31m x 1.33m  Status: Private Collection, Marlborough, England  Medium: Oils on canvas  

February to April 1981 in Vancouver, Canada  Exhibited: 5, 6, 7, 8 

A tremendous moment of great visual impact presented itself when the first large thunderstorm raindrops struck a mirror smooth bayou water surface in New Orleans! Memories recalls a moment of great clarity between the calm and the confused as the light faded in a pelting downpour of rain.

Impacts of experience may expand like spreading rings on water; intermingling and fading with time, but still leaving impressions...

Bright red underpainting in the picture's lowermost foot (0.3m approx) is intended to enrich the foreground colours, particularly the deep blues.

Memories: A Thunderstorm Begins In New Orleans (map)