Christopher Kovacs - Fine Art
September 23, 2018   1:12 pm NL Time

Seawrack

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Seawrack

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Status of Original Painting – Sold

All prices are in Canadian dollars

Size: 10.5 x 18.5 inches

Price: $1,500

Medium: Watercolour on 300 lb d’Arches

Description:
This original painting is on permanent display in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies in the Queen Elizabeth II Library at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

This is scene of Twillingate, one of Newfoundland’s oldest seaports. It is an island community located on the northeast coast of Newfoundland, just at the entrance to Notre Dame Bay. It’s a reliable place to see icebergs in the spring. As soon as I saw this dilapidated but richly coloured building and its surroundings, I knew I would have to paint it.

“Seawrack” is not a typo but a word I encountered in a novel while painting this piece, and the word and the image seemed to fit each other. The word has a couple of meanings, including a mass of seaweed, and the miscellany that the sea can toss on shore. The building depicted certainly has borne the brunt of the sea’s power over the years.