Christopher Kovacs - Fine Art
September 27, 2023   10:05 am NL Time

Quiet Solitude

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Quiet Solitude


Status of Original Painting – For Sale

All prices are in Canadian dollars

Size: 14 x 20  inches

Price: Inquire

Medium: Watercolour on 300 lb Arches


Against the backdrop of the rocky and tree-strewn Newfoundland coast, a humpback whale quietly surfaces, blows out spray, and takes one more deep breath, before diving down deep to follow its companions.

This was a challenging and somewhat tedious scene to paint, due to the abundance of trees and especially the numerous bare, dead, and toppled trunks. Normally I paint from the left to right, and top to bottom. But I couldn’t face painting endless trees at the start. And so I approached this one in reverse fashion, painting the whale and water first, then the rocky coastline, and lastly the trees. Multiple overlays were required in the background to capture the greenery and darker shadows, and then the bare trunks in front.

This painting is a companion to one I did last year titled “A Bull in the Bay,” in which the perspective is from behind the diving humpback.

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