Children and Chalked Wall 3 by Joan Eardley postcard
14.8 x 10 cm single postcard featuring Children and Chalked Wall 3 by Joan Eardley from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
Like all of Eardley’s landscapes and seascapes, this work was painted outdoors. It appears as if the viewer is buried in the grass and looking upwards. The direct connection with the landscape is increased by the inclusion of real grass and seed heads with the paint. These were probably picked from where the artist’s easel was standing, and they give the painting a varied texture.
Joan Kathleen Harding Eardley was a British artist noted for her portraiture of street children in Glasgow and for her landscapes of the fishing village of Catterline and surroundings on the North-East coast of Scotland. One of Scotland's most enduringly popular artists, her career was tragically cut short by breast cancer.
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