"Evening on the Terrace" is part of a series I painted for a show called Mediterranean Moments, at Dales Gallery, in Victoria BC. This painting is a very personal expression of special moments I loved about living in the Southwest of France with my family, a few years back. During those very warm evenings as the sun was going down, we would sit out on the terrace, and enjoy a glass a wine, fresh seasonal fruit and great conversation with friends and our children. The Moroccan platter and ethnic cloth depicted in the painting were collected while living there, and are now part of our home decor. I love seeing them everyday, and remembering those wonderful moments together.
Each painting in this series depicted warm sunshine, Mediterranean colours, and ethnic wares from the region. The canvas was textured with molding paste before painting, with free circular strokes, creating an energy and flow that follows the composition and helps to lead the eye around the painting.