Oil on canvas on board
300 x 365mm (image); 475 x 545mm (frame)
Inscriptions: RHONA McKENZIE [l.r.]
This painting, a New Zealand beach scene executed in the year of Rhona Haszard’s departure from this country, is typical of the highly coloured Post-Impressionism characteristic of her work. The purple draped figure with the sun umbrella is a fashionable Japanese touch. Paint is applied in a thick, patch-like way to create a lively surface appropriately expressive of wind at the beach.