zondag 19 december 2010

Regentesseplein met sneeuw

Regentesseplein met sneeuw
oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm
painted on location - Sat 18 Dec 2010

A mother pulling a Christmas tree on a sleigh with her child telling her something. Three children, one of which is sitting on a sleigh, being drawn by the eldest. A chap on his bicycle stopping to greet a friend. The whole city is covered in white, children are loving it. The roads are a mess, and people are being encouraged to take public transportation. It was a lovely brisk sunny day yesterday, thus despite the freezing temperature, I took it upon myself to capture this unique situation, here in my neighbourhood. The theme of this work is snow, thus that is the point of interest I wanted to bring across. Therefore I purposely did not pay attention to the detail of the architecture of the houses. Rather choosing to highlight the effect of the freshly frozen snow on the objects at hand. (tekst Alberto Valentini)

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