with quick spontaneous brushstrokes using nonrepresentational shapes in black, gray and white paints on a sepia ground; newly framed; Abstract Expressionism is a post–World War II American art movement, developed in New York in the 1940's. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York City at the center of the western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris.
original palette knife impasto oil painting depicting a hanging branch reflecting in the water below; in soft colors of blues and greens; good vintage condition; signed by Australian artist verso "Peter Raynor 1972"
the graceful sailing ship with gaff rigging on a blustery aquamarine sea surrounded by other vessels including an early double-paddled steam ship; professionally restored; overall crackling; canvas laid on board. Dated 1835