Manly Creek Boat Series No 5 (87.5 x 59.5 cm)
Compare this with similar paintings in Anything Ocean and Anything Else, Private Collection.
This is a preferred painting to Manly Creek Boat Series 1 as colours are stronger and brushstrokes are clearer and more definite. The artist has defined the banks of the creek and given his boat a name. More boats have arrived at the jetty and the sun is less bright and at a different angle. The viewer can only see one post shadow on the jetty and not two. One bird has flown away. The red roofs are darker. There is an additional or changed building in the painting.
There are more clouds in this painting than in the first painting. The skyline is coloured and it is looking more like it will shower.
Acrylic on Masonite, early 1970s. (Cleaned and framed.)