oil and pumice dust on canvas h91cm x w198cm $2850 from our current exhibition - Warren Nichols ‘Western Port’
This triptych is a lovely example of how the artist has been exploring the various moods of Western Port Bay at different times of day and night. The three canvases that form this work each started with the same base of pumice dust mixed with the initial layers of base paint to create the ‘flowing’ under texture of the work which continues across the canvases to create one work.
Each canvas then focuses on the same ocean at different times of the day and night.
The end result is a story of the moods of the sea. The work initially looks like a colour block study of variations of grey, but on closer inspection, the texture and movement underlying the surface come to the fore and one can then let the imagination discover the work on a more emotional level and to connect with the artist’s intent.
Warren Nichols ‘Western Port’ will be on display at the gallery until Saturday 30 April