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John Dyer Painting. Collecting the Bread, Rasteau, Provence, France.
John Dyer painted this new piece sitting in the square in Rasteau, Provence in the summer of 2016. Villagers walk up to the bakery in Rasteau to collect their baguettes. The rich warm colours of the Provençal buildings are perfectly captured by the artist with oranges, yellows and apricots filling the painting. The sense of warm Provençal light radiates from the canvas.
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.