This is a semi-abstract variation of Bisson’s watercolour ‘Dingle Foreshore’ (WAG 10715), also in the Walker Art Gallery collection. This image appears almost psychedelic, due to the wavy shapes and lines seemingly in perpetual motion. The meandering line separating the shore from the river suggests a template for the compositional pattern, turning this image into a study of movement and colour. The dark colour of the sky and the turbulent flow of the river echoed beneath seem to signal an impending storm, in stark contrast to the sunny atmosphere of ‘Dingle Foreshore’.
Bequest of the artist, 1988, No. 10713