Angus McBride (biography)Medium:
Gouache on PaperSize:
13" x 19" (330mm x 480mm)Date:
Signed by Artist McB monogram bottom rightThis is the Signed original Gouache painting by Angus McBride.
This dramatic piece by Angus McBride was painted for the Look and Learn Book 1982. It shows real life hero Red Adair attempting to put out an enormous oil well fire by attaching explosives to create a massive explosion in order to starve the well of oxygen, thereby extinguishing the out of control well.
This large painting by McBride showcases his fantastic use of colour and texture, with perfectly smooth purple gradients in the background contrasting vividly with the burning yellow and orange flames. The hero's white flame proof suit and carefully painted visage stand hero-like in the foreground.
This is a piece which will have captured the imagination of thousands and some of us may remember seeing today.