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46 x 36 cm / 18" x 14"
67 x 57 cm / 26' x 22'
Oil on board
Signed lower right
A Private Collection, Melbourne
Japanese erotic art has a long history, with thousands of high quality paintings, mostly from the 17th to the 19th century. Watson's seductive new painting, A-Bay possesses many of the qualities which the Japanese were masters in - intrigue, sensuality and tenderness - differently erotic where semi dressed, rather than complete nudity, provides a heightened eroticism.
A-Bay follows the earlier and smaller sized painting, Off Duty Swim where the young soldier turns away from the viewer. Again featuring his popular muse Jamieson, this arresting painting offers the viewer his handsome profile, lost in solitary thought.
Distinguished by the bright sunlight and vast expansiveness of the location - the artist's favourite beach, Alexander Bay near Noosa in Australia. A popular gay nudist beach, A-Bay, as it is know to the locals is unique for its pristine beauty, with no man made development visible from it's shores.
In inimitable Watson style, his subject rendered exquisitely, this commanding and enigmatic artwork is a fine example of his art.
Available as a Limited Edition Canvas
"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