This work captures that time, just before nightfall, when the colours of the day are fading yet intensified, creating a moody yet quiet time of day. There is an interesting dynamic between the gentleness of the waves with the distant deep water beyond against the movement in the clouds above. All the subtle last remnants of colour from the sunset are here, reflected in the sea and sky, and the smooth texture of the brush strokes in the painting add to the overall feeling of peacefulness.
Donald Ramsay No3 ‘Nocturne 1’ oil on linen, 150 x 150cm $5,500
Donald Ramsay the coast beyond is showing at the gallery until 21st November.
View the exhibition online at http://www.quadrantgallery.com.au/donald-ramsay-2015---the-coast-beyond.html
The artist will be at the gallery each Saturday between 2.00 – 4.00pm