50 x 40 cm | 18 x 14 in
Original painting in oil on canvas.
Original painting in oil on canvas, with gold and copper leaf, incorporating text.
"Feeling tired by the fire the long day is over the wind is gone asleep at dawn the embers burn on with no reprise the sun will rise the long day is over" - Norah Jones, lyrics from The Long Day Is Over.
Toni Cogdell paints portraits of unsaid moments and unseen thoughts, the poetry which resides in daily life and in transitory moments. There is a sense of universality, an interest in the human condition.. “The Water’s Gift” portrays a woman, lost in thought, painted in rich tones which complement and merge with the background. Cogdell’s figures stand in ambiguous settings emphasising an intent focus on the cerebral. Every piece is painted with a carefully balanced palette and distinctive, contemplative composition.
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