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). Thanks to irrigation, the flourishing vegetation of certain valleys contrasts violently with the drought of the highlands. Up there, the sometimes unbearable brightness make the colours pop.
Back to the Netherlands, the series “Flowers, fruits and the city of Leh” was born.
I prepared the support of Poppy by hand. First of all I applied a layer of rabbit glue on the support to assure its elasticity; 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).
Light is emerging from Pavot (Poppy). This very luminous painting is fluorescent. It will fit in every house, bedroom, living room or office. Its precisely detailed contrasts in tonalities and colours will enrich and embellish your surrounding.
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