Pulling Her Ashore
10” x 14”
Oil on Canvas

This “lancha,” or small fishing boat, is being pulled onto Playa Principal by three fishermen with the help of the tide.  I intended for the lighter, horizontal shape of the boat to intersect with the more vertical, darker shape of the fishermen who are painted as one unit.  This opposition creates tension which adds to the narrative of this painting.  The story is about the struggle of these men as they use all their power to pull this heavy boat through the shifting sand on an overcast morning.

View more work by Andrea Clarkson at www.andreaclarkson.com.  Please contact Andrea Clarkson to see if this painting is available for purchase.



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