Space anchoring

Title : Tongue of sand under the Moon
Artist : Marie-Pascale LE GOFF
Creation date : 2023
Dimensions : 30 x 60 cm, 3D panoramic canvas
Medium and materials : Oil on canvas

Context and Inspiration

“Space anchorage” is a work created in 2023. This painting captures a night scene where the moon delicately illuminates a tongue of ocher sand on which three boats rest. I am inspired by the tranquility and mystique of the night, creating a serene and contemplative atmosphere.

Visual Description

The painting represents a tongue of ocher sand illuminated by the light of the moon. Three boats rest on this beach, their masts reflected on the black background which simulates night or space. The contrast between the ocher tones and the deep black of the background creates a striking and evocative composition.

Painting Techniques and Materials

I use oil on canvas for this work, applying colors with precision to create sharp shapes and subtle transitions. The panoramic canvas adds an extra dimension to the work, allowing light to play on the painted surfaces and accentuate the contrasts between the different colored sections.

Thematic Analysis

“Space Mooring” explores themes of calm, mystery and natural beauty. Boats, symbols of travel and adventure, are depicted in a peaceful nighttime scene. The black background evokes the depth of night or space, adding a contemplative dimension to the work.