Summer’s Yard is one of my favourite recent paintings. It’s based on a sketch done in my next-door neighbour’s garden in Harakopio. Her front door does indeed have those prison-like metal bars and there is a broken drainpipe and a large, curling hosepipe and feta tins by the front step. In the process of creating the painting, however, the colours, composition and layers of pattern used have gradually transformed her garden into another place entirely… I’m particularly fond of the little scraps of Greek recipe text in the lower left corner, and the floral patterns which whimsically merge the garden with the sky.
Summer’s Yard is a multi-layered, original mixed-media painting on cotton canvas, created from a combination of techniques including drawing, acrylic painting, acrylic transfer, stencilling and stamping. Artists quality paints and mediums were used in this piece.
This is a slimline canvas with a depth of 2cm. The edges are painted blue.