John Dyer Painting. Swaying Caribbean Coconuts, Costa Rica
A short distance from the rainforest and banana farms the dark volcanic beaches of Costa Rica provided a wonderful subject. The tall coconut trees & curve of the bay is combined with a wonderful narrative created by the local people, bikes & swimmers. The palette of purples, greens and oranges adds to the sense of adventure and travel. A superb painting of the wild Caribbean coast.
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.