Reflections of the Past - Surreal Newfoundland Painting

Reflections of the Past - Surreal Newfoundland Painting

Oil on Canvas, 36x48"




This original oil painting entitled Reflections of the Past features several instances of the artist's past growing up in outport Newfoundland. A surreal looking sunset on the top right is disturbed by colorful psychedelic looking trees blowing in the wind. 

The bottom left corner features an iceberg (with the setting sun peering through a crevice), one which was actually seen by the artist in LaScie harbor a few years ago. The waves surrounding the iceberg are linear and organic (flowing) looking. 

A diagonal rope-fish bone-whale carcass combo image cuts across and separates the composition. The "reflection" of a living codfish appears in the upper left corner.

TITLE: "Reflections of the Past" 
MEDIUM: Oil Painting on Canvas 
SIZE: 48' X 60"
SHIPPING: FREE within the Canada Shipping will occur within 2 weeks of order. Please contact me for information on international shipping. 

Copyright Graham Matthews, 2012

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