‘Weather Lovely, Food Great!’ is painted using oil and acrylic on canvas. It is a medium sized painting on an artist’s high quality Windsor and Newton stretcher which is warp resistant.
The painting is made using large brushstrokes and the texture of the paint and brush marks are visible on the surface of the canvas. It is painted using a combination of oil and acrylic paint which gives it extreme vibrancy and shine in some areas.
The work is inspired by my love of water and places of pleasure - sometimes real and sometimes imagined. The painting is based on several different locations. I wish to take something partly familiar and imbue it with humour, colour and joy. I try to create places I would like to go or remind me of places I may have been in dreams or visit in my childhood. In this case I have based the painting on old photographs of a lido in Worthing which is near where I live. I love the old British lidos, but sadly this one has now been filled in and is long gone. I had a lido in my home village where I grew up and we would spend many happy day there in the summer eating ice cream and hanging out. I love the feelings of nostalgia these watery havens evoke in people. The painting takes its title from a quote from an old postcard. Writing a short post card is a typically British past time when on holiday and it always refers to food and the weather!! Painting is my medium to explore fantasy and imagination.
WEATHER LOVELY, FOOD GREAT!
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Oil and acrylic on deep edge cotton canvas.