Afternoon Waiting (61 x 44 cm)
In this well-composed painting, one can feel the mood in the atmosphere as these patient dogs, with telling postural stance, wait on the warm concrete for their Master’s return.
The artist has cleverly used negative and positive space to balance the painting, and this has a strong visual impact on the viewer.
Light and shadow have been well handled, and shapes are clearly outlined through cautious application of paint and controlled brushwork.
Effective combination of minimal colours, a technique often favoured by the artist, adds to the visual appeal. The creamy, pastel-pink concrete is in contrast to the dog’s rich, dark red and blue-violet shades.
Acrylic on Masonite, date unknown. (Cleaned and framed.)