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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Bill Pike lives and works in Berkshire, England.
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Size: 3.05m x 1.37m Status: Exported to The Robert Mugabe Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Medium: Oils and copal varnishes on canvas
Spring comes about a month earlier to the British Columbian coast than to a similar latitude on the Atlantic seaboard. Before trees are in leaf 'back East', flowering cherry trees bloom in the ornamental Janapese-style gardens at the University of British Columbia, warmed by balmy Pacific breezes and pleasant sunshine.
To effect softer, translucent 'springlike' colours, mixtures of oil paint, copal varnish and pure turpentine were applied while the canvas was 'on the flat' with its four corners resting on chairs.