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The Tyrian Purple Pool

I've just completed a big studio painting: The Tyrian Purple Pool.

Based on a plein air sketch I made on site almost a year ago, it depicts the many colors of the sea at Achziv Beach, looking north to Rosh Hanikra.


The painting shows the remains of a man-carved pool, used to keep the Hexaplex trunculus; sea snails used to create the Tyrian color purple in ancient times.

This large piece follows a recurring theme in my work, studying man-made landscapes.


Oil on canvas, 100x140 cm.


The full painting:



Details:








Here are the Plein air sketchs I made on location, that inspired this large studio piece:






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