Thursday 1 May 2014

From Behind the Easel: Sentinel

From Behind the Easel:
'Sentinel' | Western Gull | 12 x 9 | acrylic on board (available)

The reference for this fence is an old split-rail fence from Pt. Reyes (Northern California) that we saw at sunset one day while hiking.  

The vertical cropping reminded me of a Chinese character, which created a quiet, peaceful mood for me.  But the solidity of the fence also provided strength and grounding, making me think about a soldier walking on a parapet, standing guard.

So this idea emerged, of a gull standing quietly, keeping watch over his domain.

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