Resting Place / Watercolour on Paper
Resting Place is a fine watercolour and definitive of Trevor’s approach and style to this type of subject. Extremely atmospheric piece conjuring up the romance and colours of the desert way of life. A place of rest after a days travel. The work represents an old man in white robes sitting on the desert floor at sunset, with a further figure behind, riding and tending the herd before they stop for the evening. The blues and browns intermingle with pale reds and purples to form the subjects in this painting with a distant range of mountains breaking the light on the horizon. The whole composition makes for an extremely decorative watercolour befitting it’s inclusion in the Orientalist tradition.