A painting of Leonard in his sixties, crew cut and cool, on a beach with one shoe off dangling from his left hand, sunglasses in the other. The line from "Anthem" (a song that was one decade in the writing) goes "there is a crack in everything, that's where the light gets in" bounces round my head many times each week.
E.M.Forster wrote "the more highly public life is organised the lower does its morality sink. The nations of today behave to each other worse than they ever did in the past, they cheat, rob, bully and bluff, make war without notice, and kill as many women and children as possible. On the contrary, primitive tribes were at all events restrained by taboos. It is a humiliating outlook...through the darkness, the brighter shine the little lights, reassuring one another."
The cracks in this painting offer us these tiny glimpses of hope from a somewhat desolate shore.
This is a one-off Original piece on Saunders Waterford 300gsm HP paper, using mixed media including Watercolour Paint, Acrylic Paint, Inktense Pencils and occasionally Unison Colour Soft Pastels.
Unframed: 760 x 570 mm
Framed: 1063 x 868 mm