Beside the Sea
In the foreground a dark figure is seated on a bench : the head, with it's solid planes of light has the fixed expression of a gothic wood carving. One hand has a tight grip of a glass, the other grasps the knee. In the middle ground left, there is part of a ruined building and next to it the near end of a roll top caravan. There are four windows though which can be seen the moonlit sea: they seem like two pairs of eyes staring emptily at the seated figure. The insubstantial line of a broken down wire fence separates the solid bottom third of the painting from the fluidity of the rest. In the distance there is a scarcely discernible lighthouse, the beacon shows no light. The moon, though partially obscured by rain clouds nonetheless sheds a light that is almost as bright as day.
Year: 1987 Actual Size: (19.5" x 15.5") Media: ACRLYIC ON PAPER
Beside the Sea - Signed Print