Independence, by Linda W Clark, is an oil
painting on cotton canvas. The original, measuring 16 x 20 was completed in the
May of 2016. Limited Edition Giclee
prints were released shortly after.
In Independence is depicted a sunny blue sky reflecting on the ocean. A lone boat passes by, its red sail flapping in the wind. On the sandy beach there’s a single blue chair sitting beneath a red, white and blue beach umbrella. The painting’s title, Independence, was derived, not just from the colors, or the stars and stripes, but also from the independence of the woman wading alone in the vast waters suggested by the lone empty chair on the beach, awaiting her return.