Darkened ship, HMAS Kanimbla
Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright
|Title||Darkened ship, HMAS Kanimbla|
|Place made||Persian Gulf|
|Date made||14 February 2002|
|Medium||oil on hardboard|
|Measurement||overall: 56 x 46 cm; frame: 71 x 61cm|
Night scene of the interior of the ship HMAS Kanimbla. Peter Churcher recalled, "This painting was done to show what it was like in the environment of the ship at night: the claustrophobic corridors and doorways and the strange light that emanated from the corridors. Every night the ship is darkened and only red light illuminates the corridors. It is a very reddish light. I painted this scene quite late at night when the traffic had quietened down and everyone had gone to bed".