Beach – George Young
Framed original oil on paper
Image size: 98cm x 65.5cm
Outside frame size: 105cm x 75cm
This is a painting of a beach in Morocco that reminded me of the Dorset coast where I grew up. Its a seaside view without the sea in it so there’s something fairly obvious missing. This somehow makes the land more emphatic I think. I was struck by how this place, despite its homeliness and familiarity to me, was the edge of a giant continent bordering an enormous ocean which I have no knowledge of. Originally I had a horse in the painting being chased by a dog – something I saw while on that beach. It was quite a disturbing thing to witness, but I painted it out because the landscape itself seemed to have its own kind of drama.