SAND DUNES AND SALTY AIR
Acrylic on canvas
76H x 101.5cm
Sand Dunes and Salty Air is a commission inspired by happy days at the beach where the Australian skies are deep blue, the water is turquoise clear and the sand dunes are covered in rainbow-coloured coastal flowers.
The triple portrait is of big brother, Isaac, the noisy leader, who is kind hearted, caring and sensitive. He loves the colour blue, dinosaurs, space, bikes and drills. Benjamin, little brother and older twin by two minutes, is cheeky, cuddly and has a winning smile. He loves the colour green, diggers and scooters. Abigail, little sister and younger twin, is feisty, independent and affectionate. She loves the colour purple, choosing her own clothes to wear, cuddles and unicorns.
The original painting was a surprise 40th birthday present for Daddy.
An archival giclee print of the original was a 60th birthday present for Teta (grandmother).