This oil on canvas entitled « Loire sous la pluie » (Loire under the rain) was painted by "the" painter of the Loire Jacques Ousson. The composition, painted in shades of grey, tends towards abstraction. Thanks to the use of a juxtaposition of brushed touches, the artist manages to restore the reflections dancing on the surface of the water.
The artist, passionate about the Loire region, chose to immortalize its body and green landscapes for years. Light and colour occupy a predominant place in his work.
Born in 1937, Jacques Ousson followed the « cours Charpentier » and was then admitted to the « École des Mériers d'Art ». From then on, he continued his pictorial research on his own. In 1976, he met the patron Pierre Levy and then lived in Madrid at the Casa de Velasquez from 1977 to 1979. He then returned to France, to Ousson-sur-Loire, so dear to his heart and from which he takes his pseudonym.