One of 7 selected paintings from a series of 25 works. A selection of 7 paintings from a series of 25 works where the luxuriant, photographic, close up representations of flowers and fruits contrast strongly with a panoramic view of the desert city of Leh, capital of Ladakh.
In the summer 2000, I traveled to Ladakh, North Himalaya India. Ladakh looks like a vast, mostly dehydrated expanse (the city of Leh), but thanks to irrigation, the flourishing vegetation of some valleys contrasts violently with the drought of the highlands Up there, the sometimes unbearable brightness makes the colours pop.
Back to the Netherlands, the series “Flowers, fruits and the city of Leh” was born.
The support of Framboises (Raspberries)g is made from linen and is hand-prepared. First of all I applied a layer of rabbit glue on the support to assure the elasticity of the support; then, I applied several layers of gesso before painting with high quality oil paint.
In the process of painting, precision, complexity and details become more and more important (water drops, textures, mould).
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