Rapeseed field with water tower

By Rob Pointon

Rapeseed field with water tower

I didn’t know if I could make this one work, just a mass of one primary colour taking over the painting. We first spotted this subject biking the Vendee coastal cycle paths, the vibrant yellow of the rapeseed demanding attention in the landscape. The water towers also stood out as colossal sculptures in this flat region. I wasn’t the only one attracted to the yellow, many people stopped their cars to photograph the field, and insects and butterflies were in abundance, hovering on a layer above the flowers, not knowing where to start, like kids in Toys R Us.

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