Sunday, November 15, 2009

Arthur Grover Rider

Fishermans Cove, 1930, 30 x 34 inches

This is one of the few scenes in this blog with a cloudless blue sky (seascape painters often prefer cloudy skies, perhaps to avoid a cliched postcard image. But this work is such an interesting composition that it runs no risk of looking cliched). The yellow hues in the sand and foreground boat complement the blue. Long shadows suggest late afternoon, and a mood of tranquillity.

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