Stopped for a Rest, Elie Bay
Limited edition print of 750. Signed, numbered and titled.
Standard size - 38cm x 26cm on A3+ paper (48cm x 33cm)
Mounted prints are presented in an off-white mount with card backing in a cellophane sleeve size 50 x 40cm.
Un-mounted prints are rolled up in a sturdy postal tube.
Highest quality Giclee print.
Elie and Earlsferry are great places for children to explore. They can wander or cycle around freely here, in the same way children did 30 years ago when I was a child. The children I have painted in this scene are my son and my daughter. They went off on their bikes along the Earlsferry dunes and came across this boat. They dropped their bikes and jumped aboard. Immediately they were at the helm of a ship sailing out to sea, imagining all sorts of stories involving pirates, sharks and mermaids. These sorts of adventures can be quite exhausting! Here they are sitting amongst the long comfortable grass, taking a little rest.
I enjoy painting boats. Similar to beach huts, they offer a big splash of bright colour within the landscape. I particularly liked painting the tangle of ropes, barrels and buoys. I included the yellow rubber glove which was lying beside the boat. Having painted many harbours and boat scenes this is something I’ve noticed a lot – one abandoned rubber glove. It reminds me of a similar phenomenon – one abandoned shoe at the side of the road. Funny how these things catch your eye. Still, it’s good practice for your imagination, wondering how on earth they got there!