Burgundy boats is a fabulous coastal landscape miniature painting. As part of Kerry’s collection it has all the hallmarks of her particular Naïve style of painting. With fine layers and a carefully considered colour palette it is easy to relate to this vision of the UK coast.
Kerry employs her use of whimsical perspective which gives the painting a friendly engaging quality. The curved harbour wall dissects the painting in two but not in an aggressive way. It becomes an embracing arm which demarcates the point at which the land meets the sea.
The painting is one of peace and calm as the fishing boats are heading into the harbour to land their catch. There is a sense of community portrayed through the little cottages as they nestle and lean in to one another along the quayside.
Acrylic on Paper – Framed
Alongside this the colour palette is a warm one which makes the overall feeling of the picture an inviting one. Painted with soft blues and purples and set on a backdrop of deep creams. Lights and darks within the painting have been carefully considered. Outside of the three colours the pops of white in the boats and cottages keep your eye moving over the image. There is also sea spray to create movement in the water.
Delicately painted fine lines of black, barely noticeable on first inspection but are key as they define the tiniest of details that would otherwise be lost. With the finest of bristles and by scraping back into the surface underneath Kerry has included stonework which adds texture and depth to the artwork.
With a painting on this scale, there’s no need to worry about whether there will be space enough for it to fit, its guaranteed space on any wall. Set in a glass frame and ready to hang this dainty coastal landscape miniature painting will make a wonderful and unique gift.