Paul Binnie North Rocks, Black's Beach: Hazy Sunlight

Paul Binnie “North Rocks, Black's Beach: Hazy Sunlight” artwork
"I’m pleased to announce the release of a pair of brand new prints in this, my thirtieth year of Japanese printmaking. I went to Tokyo at the start of 1993 to study woodblock print and ended up living there for almost 6 years; I’m still making woodblock prints thirty years later. The two new designs are the seventh and eighth in my ongoing series ‘The Sun and Moon of Black’s Beach’, of views of the California coast. These new works are ‘North Rocks, Black’s Beach: Hazy Sunlight’, this print, and its moonlight pendant, ‘Moon Shadows’; and they show a blond figure - Spenser McGarvey - perched on the large rocks which form a headland between Black’s Beach itself and Torrey Pines Beach to the north, a State Nature Reserve. This long view southwards down the beach includes the misty aerial perspective of blue outlines and shadows in hazy sunlight, and the sky and the cliffs are reflected in the various areas of damp and wet sand at the ocean’s edge. The foreground rocks of the title are also particularized and each is printed with a unique color and texture to depict the individual stones and pebbles." Paul Binnie
Paul Binnie
North Rocks, Black's Beach: Hazy Sunlight
Series title
Sun and Moon of Black's Beach
Colour woodblock print on paper
Paper dimensions (h × w)
41 × 30 cm
Image dimensions (h × w)
Edition size
Paul Binnie
Paul Binnie
Black's Beach
Landscapes (Fūkei-ga 風景画)
Catalogue number
184 (L535)
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