Sunday, July 18, 2010

Semaphore Sunday

A favourite subject of mine which I paint differently each time.
The Semaphore jetty is currently under major repair after storms last year demolished some of the middle part. Reference photos where taken for this painting during several years of the Kite Festival which is held there each year. As you will notice people are looking out from the jetty - they were actually looking at an amazing array of kites on the day.
The jetty is not unlike the scene that Charles Condor painted in his work 'Holiday at Mentone' many years ago. It resides in the South Australian Art Gallery and remains as one of my favourite paintings done by the impressionist of the 19th century.
Semaphore Sunday - 90x60cm - acrylic on board.
Available at the Mt Waverly art Show in Melbourne next month.

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