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Wreck at Sunset 48"x36" Acrylic/Multi-Media on Gallery Canvas
Wreck in the Mist 40"x20' Acrylic/Multi-Media on gallery canvas
Fiery Wreck 30"x40" Acrylic/Multi-Media on canvas
Wreck at Dawn 30"x30" Acrylic/Multi-Media on canvas
Wreck - Afternoon Sky 14'x14' Acrylic/Multi-Media on canvas (framed)
Wooden Wreck - High & Dry 30"X36" Acrylic/Multi-Media on Canvas
Wrecked Frigate 20'x20" Acrylic/Multi-Media on Gallery Canvas
Partially Submerged Wreck 14"x11' Acrylic/Multi-Media on Canvas
Beached Wreck 14"x11" Acrylic/Multi-Media on canvas
Blue Sea Wreck 36"x24" Acrylic/Multi-Media on canvas (framed)
Blue Ship Wreck 40"x30" Acrylic/Multi-Media on canvas
Ater a slow start this year, I am working on several pieces that feature rusted wrecks on the shore. While the theme of nature reclaiming man made objects continues to fascinate me, the popularity of these paintings has prompted me to consider an exhibition dedicated to this subject later this year!
The darker piece, Wreck at Sunset, 48"x36" features a piece of rusted/encrusted metal found on the beach, intended to depict a decaying wreck that has merged into the landscape. I have incorporated sea-sand/pebbles (from wherever I spotted the metal pieces) into the textured foreground. The sunset/sea background derives from my imagination.
The second, Wreck in the Mist, 40"x20" attempts to depict the pristine isolation of a wreck as an integral part of the landscape. The rusty hulk has no toxicity left...
The third, Fiery Wreck 30'x40", fourth Wreck at Dawn 30"x30" & fifth Wreck - Afternoon Sky 14"x14'are similar in concept/construction... Capturing the precise moment of light emerging through cloud is always a challenge!
The sixth work High & Dry 30"x36"depicts an old wooden wreck stranded high above the receding water line...
The smaller pieces, Partially Submerged Wreck 14x11, Wrecked Frigate 20'x20" & Beached Wreck II 14'x11"depict simplicity rather than my usual preoccupationwith the dramatic juxtaposition of nature and gradual decay...
Similiar work completed in 2011:
Wreck at Low Tide: Acrylic/Multi-media 60x40
Wreck at Low Tide (detail)
Wreck at Low Tide 40x60 (in full sunlight)
Wrecked Trawler on Beach: 24x18 Acrylic/Multi-Media.
Beached Wreck: 40x20 Acrylic/Multi-Media
Wreck at Low Tide II 24x12 Mulit-Media/Acrylic on Canvas framed