This painting is far too wholesome to be enjoyed, its the equivalent of organic brown rice, mixed with sawdust for extra roughage.
Oil on card 10 by 6 inches.
Saturday, 31 January 2009
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Low sun, warm light, dark shadows, yes its a Hopper but on a very bad day, Aberystwyth is a small holiday/university town on the far edge of wales. This Hopperesque portrayal is kind of really apt as Aberystwyth is the setting for a series of fabulous 1950s style gangster/detective novels by Malcolm Pryce "Framed in the structure of a hardboiled private detective crime novel, with Aberystwyth evocatively replacing Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles". Titles include "Aberystwyth Mon Amor", "The unbearable lightness of being in Aberystwyth", Last Tango in Aberystwyth" you get the idea.