Original Painting by John Dyer. The Olive Route. Commissioned for 'The Olive Route' book by Carol Drinkwater.
A really special painting that features on the first edition books of Carol Drinkwater's book the Olive Route. John spent some time talking to Carol about her amazing journey and the story of the olive before painting this painting. Olive trees, chickens, mediterranean people, rural buildings, hilltop villages, fishing boats & sea all combine into a delightful painting and story of the olive tree.
John Dyer: In the 1950s simple neutral frames became popular for St Ives artists. John chooses an off-white so the lightest tones appear in the painting. The moulding is a variation of 'Salvator Rosa' from Italy. Hand finished in almond white paint.