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Shell Bay by John Reginald Brunsdon

Shell Bay by John Reginald Brunsdon

 

John Brunsdon has used the technique of an aquatint in order to create this colour print. An aquatint creates a grainy surface on the copper plate which here evokes the texture of a sandy bay. The inspiration for this work is the sweeping shapes which occur when the sea meets the land. These have been translated by the artist into stylised colourful shapes which stretch across the work. The horizon is quite high on the page which causes the picture to tilt towards the viewer and allows us to see more of the scene.