Misty Morning, Sun Moon Lake

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Acrylic on Black Paper, 20.5 x 14.5 cm, 17/12/16

My wife and I woke up early to see the sunrise on the lake on this day, as you can see, there wasn’t one! It was a very cold and misty morning and the fog cut down the visibility so much that we couldn’t see across the lake. What we could see still looked very beautiful as the fog gave it a mysterious feeling, making the mountains appear and disappear into the mist. You can see a fishing platform with a small hut and a winch in the water, there are many of these platforms around this beautiful lake.

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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.