Swimming pool in Trou-aux-biches, Mauritius

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Watercolour of a swimming pool in Trou-aux-biches, Mauritius, Róisín Curé

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Limited edition print (200). Watercolour area 230 x 168 mm. This painting was made in 2012 in Trou-aux-biches. on the Indian ocean island of Mauritius.

I was attracted to the water in this scene of a swimming pool in Trou-aux-biches, which had a tranquil beauty in the blistering sun. Although I was somewhat daunted by it, I realised that water is no different than anything else – as long as it keeps still, it’s just another arrangement of colours and patterns. I soon learned, however, that shadows move much faster than it takes me to paint them, so now I paint shadows very fast, including any reflections, which move as the shadows do (obviously).