dready at the beach and other places

                   
                     dready art ‘pelican point’ – 70×24 – original commission on canvas

somehow to describe the idea of a family’s life without showing the family or their homes …

they wanted something different out of a ‘portrait’ … and one of their favourite thing about one house was the view and the spots in the garden from which they enjoyed that view.

the view was big and deep and expansive and where their two favourite chairs were in the shade wasn’t a linear progression to the rest of the beach and garden and so I broke it down into ‘vignettes’ … on purpose leaving out the top of tree and only indicating it in the shadow of its fronds in the top frame, because the chairs are, in real life, pretty much over where the image on the right is and set further back …

this, for me, added a cool quirkiness to the art, an explanation that would have to be made, a story about why on earth had the artist left off the top of the tree in one frame but put it in in another.

their other house was near goodwood and they liked to go their for the ‘revival’ … which allowed me to fill in the rest of the story …

goodwood is one of those great days in the british summer calendar – things like the hay festival, glyndeborne, ladies day at ascot, glastonberry … I say that like I ‘do’ the british summer, which I don’t, but I have been fortunate enough to go glyndebourne and to goodwood, both of which i can recommend whole heartedly for the vibe, even if you’re not into opera, or cars it’s about the moments,;the day, the dusk, the places, the colour of the grass …

coolness

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