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Blue Hoodie, Harry
40 x 30 cm / 16 x 12 in
62 x 52 cm / 24 x 21 in
Oil on board
Signed lower right
Blue Hoodie, Harry is a fine example of why Watson is acclaimed as one of the world's leading painters of the male figure.
The Melbourne model, Harry, features in this striking and beautiful new erotic painting, which is Watson's first after a four month break from his studio, and the fourth work to depict the popular model.
Warm golden light bathes the calm coastal scene in this exquisitely rendered and realistic artwork. The young solitary surfer appears lost in thought, wearing the artist's pale blue hoodie and a shot of short sun bleached blonde hair.
Harry holds a retro surfboard of vertical mauve and green coloured stripes, which are in perfect harmony with the tones of the seascape, and echoes the surfer's tall stature.
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Christopher Cosier & Chris Webber, Sydney
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"Your art hanging around our home provides us with such pleasure, and we can’t wait for A-Bay to join the Ross Watson family."
Haydon Elliot and Greg Moses, Melbourne
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