Viewed from the sea, this image is of a gaff-rigged boat sailing close to the shore. As the title suggests Wallis uses an unusual combination of colours. Terracotta pink is used for the sea and shoreline and this is set against a deep green landscape.
Unlike in the image on the reverse of this board, 'St Ives Harbour and Godrevy', Wallis employs a greater degree of modelling in his paint surfaces and more conventionally structured perspective. Often Wallis includes ambiguous objects in his images, such as the grey cross shapes in this work, which may be trees.
Where to see this painting?
The Pier Arts Centre
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