DEMONSTRATION  Andros Afternoon

I knew that the pattern for this painting would be complex and involve two elements – the slatted sunshade over the group and its corresponding set of shadow lines on the scene beneath, with a contrasting vertical pattern being provided by the frames of the folding chairs, echoed in the roof supports on the right. This basic pattern was to be played against the tiled flooring, the knotted trees and the distant view of the town across the bay. The apparent subject of the painting, the diners, would be almost incidental.