Yesterday's Dreams, watercolour on panel, 14 x 11" (SOLD)

"While exploring the back roads of the Bonavista peninsula in Newfoundland last summer, we came across this gas pump on its concrete pad, smack in the middle of a field of grass. The price on the pump was 75 cents a gallon, and it probably made its last sale in the 1970’s, before the metric system was adopted in Canada.

On the shore beyond, a row of houses and fishing sheds have succumbed to wind and rain. There’s a story here about the folk who lived and worked in this beautiful place, and a fine painting subject. The gas pump was pure pleasure to recreate and the background came together quickly. The grass took the longest to paint, as I knew it would.

I love the atmospheric feeling of this scene. It’s a day for reminiscing about the glory days, when this was a thriving little settlement with a glorious view of the sea."

Yesterday's Dreams is an original watercolour painting, mounted on an archival panel with a UV-resistant and moisture-resistant coating, which protects the painting and allows it to be displayed without glass. The archival panel is mounted in a black wood float frame. The image is 14"h x 11"w and is painted on 100% rag watercolour paper. Framed size 15"h x 12"w.

Yesterday's Dreams is valued at $690. and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Art prints of Yesterday's Dreams are available from FineArtAmerica, a world-renowned print-on-demand company. This image can be printed on canvas, paper, wood, acrylic, or metal, and is featured on other fine products. Click here to see the 'Yesterday's Dreams' selection on the FineArtAmerica web site.

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