"Asno no Luar" and "Pescador no Nascer do sol"
“Asno no Luar” (Donkey in the Moonlight) and “Pescador no Nascer do sol” (Fisherman at Sunrise) both evolved from an initial abstract wash on the one full sheet of watercolour paper. A wash of Acrylic inks and watercolour were laid down on each half and formed the abstract beginnings of each painting.
At the time of the initial washes it was not my intention to create two paintings with a connection of place or time.
The paintings, as with the paper, are connected yet separated.
The paintings are so different in subject matter but connected by my experiences in the city of Lagos in Portugal.
They are again separated by time of day, one at sunrise while the other at sunset.
Each evening a lone donkey would spend the night outside our bedroom window highlighted in the moonlight and each morning we would walk into town and watch as the fishermen returned from the sea with their daily catches, clean their nets and then sell their catch from the wharf.
I had an unbelievable connection to these pieces and can only really see them as one. The Portuguese Story.
I am delighted to say that they will stay together as one in their new home in Mandurah where I know they will be happy and are reunited with the sea. Luckily for me I have a connection with the new owners so on occasion I will still be able to visit them.
Links to previous Blogs about these paintings
Donkey in the Moonlight
Fisherman at Sunrise