ink and oil on panel
152.4 x 213.4 cm
Beneath an acrid, chemical yellow sky, a huge surge of cobalt seawater smashes one ship into another. Friend or foe? Marine battle or tragic accident? It is impossible to tell. Working within the historical framework of an classic academic convention, the marine landscape, Bedford uses fierce, disorderly colours and a highly expressive painterly technique to capsize tradition and create hybrid images of great power and emotion.