Gouache and Watercolour on Paper
In Les Barques, the viewer is transported to a vibrant harbour, alive with a symphony of colors. Two boats picked out in vivid reds and yellows move in the lively azure sea where abtract brushstrokes give the impression of waves. Nadal's signature abstraction comes to life in the rolling hills and castle of the back drop. A single figure can be picked out on the nearest boat, giving a sense of scale to the painting.