Evening Reflections, Sun Moon Lake

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Oil Pastel on Black Paper, 20.5 x 14.5 cm, 16/12/16

This is an evening view across Sun Moon Lake from the Lea Lea Hotel in Ita Thao Village towards the main town. The lights of the distant buildings on the opposite side of the lake were reflecting and dancing across the surface of the water, almost reaching across the whole length of the lake. The reflections were being disturbed by movements in the water temporarily breaking them up and adding to the dancing effect. I feel Oil Pastels are a good medium to try to capture this kind of Impressionistic scene without too much attention to fine detail.

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