Gran Via, Watlington
32” x 32” (81 x 81 cm) / Acrylic on gessoed panel / £7500
‘Gran Via, Watlington’ is an acrylic work, 32” x 32” (81 x 81cm) on a prepared gessoed panel. It was painted over a period of six months following moving to Watlington in August 2014. One result of the move was to discover an elevated view of one of Watlington’s main thoroughfares, the High Street, an aspect I’d never seen before. The title, ‘Gran Via, Watlington’, is in homage to the celebrated Spanish painter, Antonio López García, whose painting, ‘Gran Via, Madrid’ is world-famous.
...And the ancient empty street’s too dead for dreaming...