British ( b.1877 - d.1941 )
|Image size||13 inches x 20.3 inches ( 33cm x 51.5cm )|
|Frame size||20.1 inches x 27.4 inches ( 51cm x 69.5cm )|
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art; this original painting by John McDougal dated 1922.
The watercolour is presented and supplied in a sympathetic contemporary frame (which is shown in these photographs), mounted using conservation materials whilst retaining the original backboard and behind glass.
The watercolour is signed and dated 1922 lower right.
John McDougal was an acclaimed Scottish painter of coastal and marine scenes. He was based on Liverpool, then moved to Min-y-don Cemaes, near Amlwch in Anglesey in 1898.
He painted widely in Wales, Devon and Cornwall.
His works, in both oil and watercolour were exhibited at the Royal Academy, Suffolk Street, the New Water Colour Society and other prestigious institutions.
This painting depicts a beautiful scene, namely the Peninsula at Cemaes Bay, on the Welsh island of Anglesey. In the foreground are several large boulders, jutting out of the sea, rugged and rich brown in colour, with tiny waves lapping against them. In the centre ground is the open sea, in a most stunning vivid blue colour. There are three white yachts on the sea, and numerous busy seagulls in flight above. In the distance, we see the headland of the peninsula, stretching far into the sea. The sky is painted as layers of soft yellows and pinks, fading into pale blue. The colours in this 97 year old watercolour remain as fresh and bright as when created.
The overall scene is one of light and colour and a wonderful freshness. You can almost smell that sea air!