Indigo" is all about the colour, the mood, and the haunting romantic feeling of early 19th century landscapes…
I have emptied it of all human reference and made it slightly abstract….meaning is not confirmed, but left to the viewer’s imagination…it is wild nature, shown as infinite, sky and water meeting in concert….there is no ground on which to stand, unless the pale area in the front represents it, and the horizon, barely present, does not offer anything on which to fix our gaze….in the pale moonlight we struggle to make out something recognizable but it escapes us again and again…life is like that…we can only hope for clarification as time wears on
This belongs with my Hardy series….though not representing any particular one of his books, it embodies the spirit of the landscape that figures so strongly in all of them….
See also"Mauve" and “The Hush” below painted many years ago, but also in the same genre
Watercolour on Arches Paper