Harbor Symphony in White
The artist incorporated the term ‘symphony’ into the title here “because there are so many notes, and it was very challenging to work them all together,” as Lovely recalls. The light and shadow of each banister column and slats on chairs companion the light and dark side-by-side strokes in the palm fronds and trunk. With same binoculars in hand as in the painting Advantage Point, and the same backwards positioning in chair to depict the childlike spirit, the artist describes a viewpoint that, “evokes memories of an antebellum era,” and a traditional sense of the feminine island character, “looking out to see for the arrival of her love.” Of several images like it incorporating a female subject with bow, parasol, and white dress, posed on a veranda, this was Lovely’s first, completed in 1984.
Dimensions: 23H x 35W | Medium: Oil on Canvas