Acrylic on canvas
Whoever catches a first glimpse of this odd painting, is confused. The brain of the spectator needs some time to transform the abstraction of the first flash into an image representing a path neer a canal. After a moment, one might notice the couple on the path, the title of the painting refers to. In the distances an anonymous little village looms in the haze that is covering the scene from the prying eyes of the viewer.
Three dark parts dominate the canvas: the path and two areas of hillsides covered with trees. The positioning of the dark hillsides against the radiant horizon light and the alternation of dark and light strips, create a gaudy image. The comosition and the spear-shaped ornaments are positioned in a way it leads the eye automatically to the horizon and the couple.
It seems like the artist is playing a game with the spectator (without this last one noticing it): from one hand, the cleverly chosen composition forces the eye to watch where the artist wants it to watch. On the other hand, the haze and vagueness of the contours make it hard to peek.