Description This watercolour was painted in 1993 soon after I returned from a month in Italy and France on a guided painting holiday with well known watercolourist and art tutor Robert Wade. This painting was painted at the Mooloolaba Marina in Plein Air style and using the techniques learned on that memorable holiday with Bob and an unforgettable group some of whom were far better artists than I. Though painted in the afternoon when I worked on it further later I felt it had more of a moonlight atmosphere hence the name.This version is presented in POSTER format and may not need a mat or even a frame. You could have it sent as a large print only and later have it adhered to a backing board for display preferably with the exposed edge of the board painted black.I have also posted another version for more conventional framed presentation.
David Bleakley, Sunshine Coast Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement I am an Artist and Photographer who likes to experiment in many media including acrylics oils graphics etching and digital art.
I attend life drawing most weeks and have become a more active artist since retiring 5 years ago after 30 years as a Specialist Surgeon. --------
Art was always my passion but until these retirement years it was pushed into the background.My involvement in Surgery and Anatomy perhaps explains to some extent my bias towards the Human Figure, drawing and representational art but on the other hand not many surgeons have any artistic aptitude at all! -----
I lived in Papua New Guinea while training in surgery and regard this time as the most exciting and significant of my life. Every day was rich in experience.PNG was also rich in traditional culture with over 600 different language groups and endless material to stimulate the artistic appetite.