Reflection in a Dartmoor Pool, Staple Tors, Dartmoor painting

Reflection in a Dartmoor Pool

 Oil painting by David William Young.

Size  36’’ X 24’’

I have passed this pond many times over the

years but what caught my eye on this

occasion was its calm deep blue.

When I crouched down,  a Dartmoor landscape of vegetation and Tors

suddenly became one of blue sky and water.

The landscape, with Pew Tor behind the Dartmoor Pony, suddenly became a

thin narrow strip between the two.

I deliberately painted the pond being disturbed in the foreground. This

distorts the reflections of the clouds and gives a hint of the peaty waters below.

 In addition it has the added benefit of guiding the viewer to the focal point

of the picture which is the pony reflected in the water.

It also creates the illusion of whoever is happening to look

at this picture of having dipped their toe in the water

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