Backyard Pool Surface #2
Oil on canvas, 2018
I have been observing the surface reflections on our new backyard pool. The wind and the sun make varied patterns on the water. The pool is contained in a screened in enclosure. I knew when I first saw the enclosure that the shadows from the aluminum support beams would end up in my paintings. Luckily, the support beams create wildly curving shadows! Like gazing into a campfire, looking at the surface of water will certainly take you away from the everyday world. This painting was created by looking first at the actual scene and then referring to photographs.