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45 x 46 cm / 18 x 18 in
66 x 67 cm / 26 x 27 in
Oil on board
Signed Lower Right
Available for immediate release
After a four month break from painting, this superb new artwork from the very popular Silence is Watson's second to be completed this year. A deserted beach provides the young military captains relaxing off-duty, solitude and privacy in this charming and intimate painting.
A powerful centre point of the artwork is the soldier's boots, pointing toward each other, mirror image and tantalisingly close to touching. Watson's artworks from the Silence series, which explore the theme of intimate mate-ship, are amongst the most celebrated and sought after from his 39 year international career.
Mid afternoon sunlight bathes the scene, casting dramatic shadows. A diagonal line of wind-swept clouds offer a counter balance, valuable to the composition and adding a heightened sense of drama to this exquisitely painted new artwork.
"I have been a proud collector of Ross' paintings for many years. His art is astounding in its beauty, emotion, and reverence for our humanity and the world we live in. His attention to the smallest details, and use of light, dark and colour, rivals art's greatest masters."
James J. O'Donnell, Patron, art collector, NYC
"We are loving our new acquisition and we know that 'Nathan, view to Florence' will bring us endless years of joy. Thanks for sharing your talent. We love your work so keep it up!"
Paul Zahra and Duncan Peerman, Sydney
"As avid art collectors we are very proud to have Ross' stunningly handsome work in our collection. His art brings us great joy and we love to share his work with our friends and visitors. We were absolutely thrilled to recently add 'Two Soldiers' to our collection."
Christopher Cosier & Chris Webber, Sydney
"I purchased the original painting 10 years ago at your gallery during Mardi Gras and it has given me enormous pleasure ever since. I remember standing in the gallery for a couple of hours wondering if I should buy it. I have never regretted that decision."
Jon Anderson and Lance Johnson, Palm Springs
"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
Join collectors and art museums such as the National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Sir Elton John and J.D Wolfenson (former president of the World Bank) in collecting a timeless original oil painting.
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