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32 x 30 cm / 13 x 12 in
54 x 52 cm / 22 x 21 in
Oil on board
Signed lower right
A shadowed laneway opens to a crisp bright scene - two Greek officers, spot-lit as if on an outdoor summer theatre stage. Appearing relaxed on day leave with time on their hands, they are the centre of attention of this dazzling and captivating new painting.
Two Officers, Mykonos is the first artwork in a new series titled TRAVELOGUE, exploring the theme of travel and visiting foreign countries, a subject which has informed periods of his art throughout Watson's forty year career.
"I had seen the officers at the port in Athens standing before a nondescript grey building. Back in my Melbourne studio I was excited by the prospect of relocating them to the centre of this scene, as I knew the block of ocean - a square shape within a square painting - was a perfect background to provide a dramatic contrast to their white uniforms."
Employing an iconic Greek Island colour pallet where white and grey provide neutrality to the seductive translucent blues and aqua greens. Two Officers, Mykonos is a fine example of an intimate artwork which possesses a powerful strength through its eye-popping realism, simple and direct composition, and playful intrigue.
"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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