Elliott Louis Gallery Canadian Fine Art
Tom Forrestall
Wreck in Fog
7.75 x 6.75 Inches
egg tempera on gessoed panel
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verso: "Returning to look and see more, this watercolour done in 1980 of a Cape Island boat on the rocks at Delap's Cove. Fog has become very interesting for me as I'm starting a very large painting for the Navy. They tell me it's the largest yet painted of the Canadian Navy in WW II. The action takes place in the fog. So fog has my attention. It's very beautiful and seems to impose it's nature on to all it encloses, fact and imagination blend together in this painting and I have a hard time separating the two as they are so close and so subtle. I was riveted to the display of sea power, how beautiful boat was flung up onto the rocks. Its gunwale was staved in by the big boulder and the debris hurled as toothpicks".

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