Friday, December 11, 2009

Straddie Splendor

"Frenchmans Beach" (looking south) 75x100cms

"The Gorge" Point Lookout 75x101cms
Two beautiful oil paintings on stretch canvas from Chris Hooper have just arrived in the gallery. Recently, Chris had a small holiday in this beautiful part of the bay, and was able to take photographs and paint little studies of this area. Turquoise waters and crystal clear skies - a perfect combination. This is such a painterly subject and Chris has bought these paintings to life with masterly strokes. I love the way the light is touching the pandanus tree and rocks in the Gorge painting. The afternoon shadows in Frenchmans Beach - exquisite - you can feel the soft, cold sand!

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