Daylight - the Beach
Painting in the middle of the day presented Clarice with opportunities to record groups of people at work and play. Bright daylight had the effect of sharpening form. To assist with conveying distance and movement, she adopted innovative compositional methods such as fragmentation, patterning and bold colour.
In the bleaching light of noonday in Sandringham Beach she approaches the subject from an elevated viewpoint and unifies overlapping blocks of colour and broken forms against a golden field of beach. Of all the delightful human interactions that unfold, including a game of beach cricket, she characteristically places the major elements around the periphery, with an ethereal ti-tree branch given centre stage.