Watching Swallows by Owen Normand

Watching Swallows. Oil on Wood. 9.7 H x 15.7 W x 0.1 in

In Watching Swallows by German artist Owen Normand, a girl in a bright orange shirt pulled over a light blue dress, dangles her feet in the water of a swimming pool on a sunny day, apparently absorbed in watching the sun’s light reflected and refracted in the pool’s water, like little swallows dancing in the air. Her sandals lay beside her.

The painting is one of a series entitled Slivers and Inklings, which the painter describes as “based around the idea of searching the sense of mystery that we lose as we grow older and, sometimes more cynical.”