About this artwork
A small river near the artist's home during the first spring thaw of 2019, under warm afternoon light. Classical realism capturing both the chilliness of the landscape and the warm diffuse light. Detailed reflections in the river and special attention paid to the grasses and trees along the banks.Dariusz spends as much time as possible outside in rural Poland discovering new places and looking for inspiring subject matter. He brings his camera and plein air gear, always taking notes about the colors and values within interesting subjects. This allows him to correct the reference photos he may later use for his studio work, although he never copies his photographs. I try to catch a feeling of the moment I witnessed, says Dariusz. Usually it takes him many weeks to finish a single painting, as he likes to give himself time to revisit the piece.