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Mark Hobson (Prints)

View From Black Rock: The Survivor (Print)

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Limited Edition Giclee Print on Canvas
18" x 32" / 45.72cm x 81.28cm
Unframed (Canadian Dollar): $800.00

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Released 2017

The title refers to the lone Sitka Spruce tree that has somehow grown to maturity against all odds. I did a preliminary watercolour of this same tree for a close friend who was dying from colon cancer. The title: “Survivor”, gave him considerable hope. The scene is the view from the Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet, B.C. located on the exposed western shores of Vancouver Island. I was excited by the big seas after a storm in March. The layers of sea spray hanging between the rocky outcrops looked like an interesting challenge in painting aerial perspective. I was originally going to paint in layers of grey as it was the day I got the initial inspiration but the warmer tones with low afternoon light seemed much more interesting and gave the scene a more uplifting feeling. I was thrilled that this artwork won the 2018 World Grand Prize in International Artist Magazine’s competition on Lakes, Rivers and Seascapes.