G.L. Hunter, Juan Les Pins (c.1927), Private Collection.
Ink and pastel on paper, 30 x 40 cms.
Hunter spent time exploring the French riviera from 1927-29 painting landscapes and beach and city scenes. This drawing shows the beach at the fashionable resort of Juan-les-Pins, near Nice. The area was particularly popular with artists, Picasso regularly holidayed there in the 1920s. Hunter has successfully captured the ambience of a fine day on the beach in this vibrant, impulsive sketch. His use of brightly-coloured crayons suggests bright afternoon light as well as imparting a child-like sense of joy to the scene. Hunter made hundreds of quick sketches like this during his stay in France, using them as a way to record his immediate impressions of light and colour presumably often worked up into fuller oil paintings.
F.C.B. Cadell, Football (1915), Private Collection.
Ink and watercolour, 25.5 x 33 cms.
J.D. Fergusson, Sur la Plage, Pres de Royan, Private Collection.
Pen, ink and watercolour, 26 x 20.5 cms.
© The Fergusson Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council, Scotland
F.C.B. Cadell, The Bi-Plane (1915), Private Collection.
Ink and watercolour, 33 x 25.5 cms.