50 x 38 cm | 18 x 14 in
Original painting in oil on canvas with a simple wood and gesso frame.
"A lucid depiction of fishing boats at St Ives awaiting the turn of the tide. In oil on board, this painting sits in a simple frame and has a glimmering varnished surface."
The paintings of Johnny Morant are beautifully conceived, figurative forms which generate a dream-like pliancy. The use of pastel, soporific colouring contrasted with deep flesh tones and warm shadows allude to a sensation of an encompassing light. The figure, whose gaze always eludes us, dissipates into the background releasing the form into new dimensions of space.