The Red Boat, oil on canvas, 16″x20″. Sold.
At long last, another ‘Black Walnut Manor’ painting. We’re doing some time traveling here with this one because it depicts a young Hugo Westlake decked out in his little sailor suit with his mother Rosette. I’m not entirely certain of what they are doing but I think they are likely heading down to the pond to go for a ride in the red boat. Although, she looks pretty dressed up for sitting in a muddy boat, even if it is a red boat so perhaps they are just going to stand at the edge of the water and admire the boat. Clearly, I don’t know what I’m talking about so if anyone has a better guess, please share with me.
If you are unfamiliar with Black Walnut Manor, you can check out the other paintings from that series here. It’s a rambling and completely directionless story that involves a missing guinea pig, a mysterious fox, an ill-fated car ride and several troublesome teenagers.