Oil on canvas painting entitled "Anxious" was completed in 2004 .
In Rick Bogert's evocative painting, the tranquil pre-dawn atmosphere of a fishing haven is brought to life with breathtaking artistry. Set against a backdrop of a soft, pre-dawn sky, this masterpiece captures the essence of anticipation that hangs in the salty air just before a day of angling adventures.
At the center of the composition rests a solitary pelican perched gracefully atop a weathered piling. Its stoic presence exudes a sense of calm and wisdom, a sentinel of the sea. With feathers ruffled by the gentle breeze, the pelican seems to take a moment of respite, basking in the serene moonlight.
Above, the moonlight breaks through billowing clouds, casting an ethereal glow upon the scene. The celestial illumination lends an otherworldly quality to the painting, highlighting the serenity of the moment while adding an element of mystique to the atmosphere.
In the background, a line-up of sportfishing boats rests in quiet anticipation. Their shapes are silhouetted against the moonlit waters, their hulls rendered with meticulous detail. These vessels stand as silent sentinels themselves, ready to carry their eager crews into the open sea as the day begins.
The painting beautifully captures the dichotomy of emotions that precede a day of fishing. There's a sense of peace and tranquility, embodied by the pelican and the moonlit sky. Yet, an undercurrent of anticipation runs through the scene, conveyed by the presence of the waiting fishing fleet. It's a moment of reflection and readiness, where the promise of the day ahead hangs heavy in the air.
Rick Bogert's artistry shines in this poignant depiction of the fishing world. His meticulous attention to detail and his ability to convey complex emotions through his brushwork create a truly immersive experience for the viewer. As you gaze upon this painting, you can almost feel the salt in the air, hear the lapping of the waves, and sense the thrill of the fishing adventure about to unfold. It's a masterpiece that captures not just a moment in time but the essence of a way of life.
Print size, Media and Limited Edition (LE) Size:
11 x 13 - Museum Grade Paper - LE of 300
18 x 24 - Museum Grade Paper - LE of 750
20 x 26 - Canvas - LE of 150 (Gallery Wrap Optional)
*Optional Canvas Gallery Wrap - Canvas Giclee is stretched around 1
1/2" stretcher bars. There is no frame required and painting ships ready to hang.