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Fitting Out by Jack D. Pountney

As an image of a boat out of water, at low tide, this is poetic and evocative. As a painting, it is effervescent. The thick, viscous paint, applied with brush and flexible palette knife, explores a range of muddy greens, rusty pink and blue, and grey-green of scudding sky. The combination of a delicate, poetic sensibility and expressionist vigour is remarkable.

Oil on board
Size Unframed:
23¾ins x 28¾ins
60cms x 73cms
Size Framed:
30ins x 35ins
76cms x 89cms
Signed and dated [19]70, lower right