A Windy Day (circa 1908), John Lavery

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John Lavery's "A Windy Day" (circa 1908) is a captivating oil painting that captures the invigorating energy and unpredictable nature of a windswept seaside. The painting depicts a solitary woman walking along a sandy beach, her figure dwarfed by the vast expanse of the sky and sea.

Lavery masterfully conveys the movement and power of the wind, evident in the billowing of the woman's clothing and the ruffled surface of the sea. The woman's hat, held firmly against her head, serves as a symbol of her resilience against the elements. Her dog, trotting faithfully by her side, adds a touch of companionship and warmth to the otherwise solitary scene.

The painting's palette is dominated by cool blues and grays, reflecting the overcast sky and the tumultuous sea. The woman's red sash provides a striking contrast to the muted tones, adding a touch of vibrancy and highlighting her determination against the backdrop of the stormy weather.

In the distance, a lone ship sails on the horizon, its sails billowing in the wind. The ship's presence adds a sense of scale and depth to the painting, suggesting the vastness of the ocean and the challenges faced by those who venture upon it.

Lavery's use of perspective and composition draws the viewer into the scene, creating a sense of immersion in the windswept landscape. The low vantage point places the viewer alongside the woman, sharing her experience of the wind and the sea. The horizon line, positioned high on the canvas, emphasizes the vastness of the sky and the power of the elements.

"A Windy Day" is not just a depiction of a seaside landscape; it is a testament to the human spirit's ability to endure and persevere in the face of nature's challenges. The woman's unwavering determination against the wind and her close bond with her dog symbolize resilience, companionship, and the enduring appeal of the seaside, even in its more unpredictable moments.

Available as a fine art print and as a stretched canvas panel (heavy fine art canvas stretched over 1.5 inch deep edge solid wood frame).

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All prints are made using archival art stocks and UV pigment inks to give up to 200 years life. Prints are sold unframed and unmounted.



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Size and Printed Materials

Fine art papers are printed without any additional white border Please let us know at the time of ordering if you would like a small additional white border.

Rolled canvas options have an additional white border of approximately 2.5 inches (7cm) on all 4 sides to aid stretching.

Ready to hang canvas panels are stretched on 1.5 inch deep solid pine frames from sustainable forestry sources. The image is mirrored on all 4 sides to give an aesthetically pleasing finish.

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Framing Options - Instructions

We have a wide range of frames in standard sizes and we also make custom size frames.

To order a framed print:

1. select the print size you would like along with the print materials (matte paper, fine art paper).

2. Add your print choice to the basket.

3. Choose from our range of frames

4. Select the same size as the print you have added to your basket. If the frame size you want is not listed please contact us

5. Choose from the mount or no-mount option

6. Add your frame choice to the basket

7. Proceed to checkout.

Why Choose GalleryThane?

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  • Fast 1-3 day dispatch
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We have invested in the latest wide format print technology to produce museum quality giclee prints utilising the highest quality pigment inks to give outstanding colour reproduction.

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We print on the finest quality fine art papers with textured, smooth and lustre finishes for prints which last a lifetime.

From aceo miniatures to 40x80 inch large format, every print has our lifetime quality guaranteee.

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All of the wood for our canvas panels and frames is responsibly sourced from manages forests. Our cotton canvas is completely seedless for the highest quality reproduction possible.

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