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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The images on this site have been produced by scanning 35mm transparencies using a slide scanner. The colours and quality of the images may not therefore be representative of the original paintings.

The Dredging Barge

The Dredging Barge

Size: 0.89m x 0.58m  Medium: Oils on canvas  

Nov 2014-Jan 2015  

Double reflections of riverside trees and a large barge used for dredging under tow, heading towards Abingdon Lock. These reflections are themselves 'caught-up' in the wake waves from the tug's bow which reflects from the near bank and bounce outwards into the flowing River Thames. In the barge, which is largely empty, is a brown tarpaulin stowed for'ards and a helmsman in high-visibility yellow jacket, who is operating the barge's rudder at its stern.

Patchy Stratocumulus cloud in anti-cyclonic conditions seems 'tinged pink' by the general smoke haze from the continent.

The Dredging Barge (map)