On a West Highland Beach

Sir William Russell Flint (Scottish, 1880-1969): On a West Highland Beach, 1918 (Watercolour) – Here a pretty female artist contemplates her work, while her young model dressed as an Amazon or Greek maiden, awaits an invitation to inspect the picture. The whole scene is bathed in brilliant summer lights, which flickers from the water and the white sands and the foreground is patterned with the dappled shade of leaves from the over-hanging branches. The watercolour captures a mood of tranquil relaxation, far removed from the horrors of the war that was ravaging Europe…

Sir William Russell Flint  On a West Highland Beach


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