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30 x 40 cm / 12" x 16"
55 x 65 cm / 22" x 26"
Oil on board
Signed lower right
A Private Collection, Melbourne
A simple and charming vignette of two soldiers wearing the uniform of the legendary Australian Light Horsemen. Bathed in the late afternoon sun light, the soldiers are depicted with relaxed expressions, sitting back to back on an ocean headland.
The strong bond between soldiers is evident in the relaxed intimacy captivated in this tender moment and is a recurrent theme running through the Silence series of paintings.
The models, Jamieson Caldwell and Andrew Vance have both become close friends with Watson and appeared in his artworks over the past decade. Watson was recently given access to a collector's military uniforms which allowed him to capture fresh imagery to use in the continuation of paintings from this very popular series.
"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