La Rivière Dordogne à Bergerac – painting of a bridge over a river

‘Le Pont de Begerac 7 ‘
Oil on MDF panel
30 x 40cm (16 x 12 inches).
© The Artist.
sold

La Rivière Dordogne à Bergerac – painting of a bridge over a river

The river Dordogne flows fast at the town of Bergerac. The waters swirl & shimmer. Glint & have deep dark thoughts, where the waters hide black depths. The bridge has six arches, only three of which are depicted above. The river is wide & carries a strong current. Down stream less than a kilometre there’s a hydroelectric power station. This acts powerfully on the surface pattern of ripples as the water is sucked in & the flow becomes variable. There’s a quite time, when the turbines are turned off & the surface becomes still. BUT Only for a moment, as winds play up & down the river making ripples & swirls, ever changing. Ever changing.Quiet river from opposite bank :

‘Bergerac Waterfront 1’
Oil on MDF panel
31 x 43 cm (approx 12 x 17 inches), ex frame.
© the artist
available for sale

Same view looking upstream to bridge but positioned lower down waterfront.

‘Bergerac Waterfront 2’
Oil on MDF panel
30 x 40 cm (approx 12 x 16 inches)
© the artist
SOLD

 

5 Comments on “La Rivière Dordogne à Bergerac – painting of a bridge over a river

  1.  by  Casey Klahn

    I am thinking about plastic qualities again. These paintings have a lot to teach me, there. They have the plastic qualities, and I think on more than one level.

  2.  by  Adam Cope

    Plasticien …french for artist. Based on stretching things about.

    Art based purely on imitation forgets this. Copying not creating can be terribly stiff.

  3.  by  Gillian

    Yes – the familiarity with these Bergerac scenes and enjoying them through your eyes and brush, what a pleasant start to the day!

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