Elvira van Bochove
Different weather, different light, different movements. “Drie Rivierenpunt” is a series of 6 paintings of the same spot in the water where the three major rivers Beneden Merwede, Oude Maas and Noord converge, painted at intervals of one week.
It has sprung from a mountain somewhere in Switzerland, travelled along villages and cities, castles, factories.
This spot has seen flourishing trade, the gallows on the shore, the arrival of the king, the annual fireworks…
This river is always grayish green, with a bit yellow and blue sometimes. I painted it as mat as possible, using tap water and river water, and no other medium to prevent any glossiness.
Three-riverspoint series 2013
acrylics on canvas, 80 x 80 cm each