"Sea Boots" by Andrew Wyeth
Sand, sand, sand, sand, sand, sky. sky, sky, boot, boot, house. The field has become a beach, the boy a pair of boots and the house is still a house. Although painted meticulously by a master painter this picture bores me. Don’t get me wrong I love a good boot picture - Van Gogh and I have done many but this one doesn’t work for me. A wise old artist once told me “never paint a beach scene without the water”. I think he was right.