The Honeymooners (60 x 43.5 cm)
With birds in the sky, and two faces that take up half the canvas, the artist has made life good for these honeymooning lovebirds.
The horizontal format was chosen as a rule of structure for the painting and the focus is on the two heads.
The artist has used various tints and shades of two complimentary colours, blue and orange. He has added white and soft yellow and pink tints. A white aura encircles each of the smugly-smiling subjects, and the darker blue skyline gives an illusion of distance, and adds depth of meaning to the painting. Perhaps the worrying storm has passed?
Brush stokes are relaxed and assist in setting the mood of the painting. Attention has been paid to detail, especially on the faces.
Could the artist have been influenced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969, bed-in for peace protest when he painted this canvas?
This simple, unusual painting provides an interesting topic for conversation.
Acrylic on Masonite, date unknown. (Cleaned and framed.)