An original collage-painting combining fragments of Greek text and some handwritten postcard text with one of my drawings of a traditional Greek village. The village in question happens to be in the south Peloponnese, where the drawing was originally done on location, looking down the stepped street.
The title of the painting alludes to the postcard which was sent from holidaymakers in Rhodes to friends in England in April 1970.
Created on 300gsm watercolour paper, the collage was carefully built up with layers of papers adhered with matte medium and painted with artists quality acrylic paints and inks, then given a final coat of clear protective varnish.
Having a Lovely Time measures 12 x 12cm (4.75 x 4.75″) and comes with a white mount measuring 23 x 23 cm
(9 x 9″).
The mount fits a standard square frame (such as a 23cm square IKEA RIBBA) making a simple and economical framing solution.
The painting was part of a series of 100 paintings I recently completed on the theme ‘Inspired by Greece’ so could be hung as part of a group of small paintings with others from this series.
It also looks great in its own right, hung on its own.