Monday, 10 November 2008

"And Were There Strangers On The Beach? (A Moonlight Fantasy)"

I was prompted to post this work after seeing the recent posting by Sylvia Jenstad, Star light....Star bright

"And Were There Strangers On The Beach? (A Moonlight Fantasy)"

Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16"

This painting is slightly off the beaten track for me. It's one I painted a couple of years ago and was an attempt to portray a dream I've had many times.
In the dream, I'm walking along a deserted beach in the moonlight. Next to me is a small figure, but I am unable to turn and see exactly who it is. In the distance is a cliff surmounted by a tower (all very Freudian I know). Nothing much happens in the dream, but I always have the distinct feeling that there is something waiting for me in the tower.
I believe that the work manages to capture the mood and atmosphere of the dream quite successfully.
I have thought of doing more work like this, although fantasy/dream artwork isn't my usual subject. (Anyway, must,must,must, MUST get on with work for my exhibition first!!)

9 comments:

magicmyst said...

I do like the mood of this painting. I feel you have captured that dreamscape quality. Kay

John Wright Art said...

Thanks, Kay. I really think I will attempt more of these "dreamscape" paintings.

Marian Fortunati said...

Very cool nightscape!! I don't usually like nightscapes, but this one has real atmosphere!! Great job!

John Wright Art said...

Thanks Marian

Margaret Ann said...

Fabulous...oh to be near the sea on a starlit night! :)

John Wright Art said...

Thanks Margaret Ann.
It's a "dream" of mine to live near the sea.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

This image is stunning!

ikhsan said...

hay........im Ikhsan from jakarta my picture funtastis.the is abstrak
cool mr........hapy look around you....bagus sekali gambarnya(indonesia)

John Wright Art said...

Thanks Ikhsan