Imagine it’s the first day of your holiday in Ischia, an island in the Bay of Naples. Still jet-lagged and full of the stresses you’re trying to leave behind, you stop in an outdoor cafe, sip a refreshing drink, and start to notice the blue of the sky and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your skin. Relaxing now you find yourself drawn to a group of women of a certain age – just like me – on the beach below. They’re enjoying each others’ company, letting it all hang out, rubbing suntan lotion into each other’s backs and chewing over the events of the day. Every time I look at my painting of them, it takes me back to that cafe – cafes like those you must have sat in on holiday where you could watch the world go by.
Oil on canvas.
Image: 30 x 40 x 2 cm (11.8 x 15.75 x 0.78 inch).
Frame: 33 x 43 x 3.5 cm (13 x 16.93 x 1.38 inch).
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