john HOOD OSA
contemporary oil paintings

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"Sunday Afternoon"

Oil on Canvas - 15" x 30"

 

 

Not only is it late in the afternoon, but we might guess from the quality of the light that it's a bit late in the summer as well. The afternoon sun lights up the north side of the street and casts long shadows that throw the somewhat weather-worn shopfronts into sharp relief and create deep pools of shadow in the doorways.

A rhythmic play of horizontals and verticals on a 1:2 wide angle format are relieved by a very few diagonal movements. Yellow with accents of red and blue are set against warm greys. A faint air of melancholy pervades.