Ricefields, Yilan

Ricefields, Yilan, 23 x 30.5 cm, Oil Pastel on Black Paper, 24:5:18 by David Lloyd

Oil Pastel on Black Paper, 23 x 30.5 cm, 24/5/18

This Oil Pastel on Black Paper drawing was done “en plein air” during an afternoon in the beautiful countryside of Yilan, Taiwan. It is a picture and place that I have wanted to experience and capture for a while. After searching for drawing locations, this picture was actually drawn from the 2nd floor balcony of the incredible Shan-Yen Hotplate restaurant as they kindly let me set up my easel and draw after our meal. It was a godsend to be under a shade as it was a very hot and humid day! I love the rice fields and farmhouses of Yilan and feel they create a very unique and special visual environment. I also want to capture the water filled Rice fields, but we went during growing season in May, so the fields were all beautiful and green! It is always a great surprise and really nice to see how full of life, growth and vitality the fields are during this time of year, and it creates a different feeling than the reflective water filled fields.

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Choppy Seas, Yeliou, Green Bay

Choppy Seas, Yeliou, Green Bay, 30.5 x 23 cm, Oil Pastel on Black Paper, 9:5:18 by David Lloyd

Oil Pastel on Black Paper, 30.5 x 23 cm, 9/5/18

 

This Oil Pastel on Black Paper drawing is one of two drawn “en plein air” in the beautiful Green Bay beach resort from the Whitehouse Hotel. They were drawn during our Anniversary trip and I tried to capture the overcast weather and the powerful, choppy waves of the day.