SOLD Edward Hughes #23 Elsie and Tom
By Edward Hughes
|Dimensions||36 × 36 in|
Acrylic on canvas
Out of stock
“Elsie and Tom” is based on a small black and white photo from the early ’50s, catching my aunt and uncle in a moment of tension. Each had lost loved ones during WWII, and their post-war demons are the fuel for this painting. Its context is more modern, reflecting the recent wildfires that have savaged interior BC and the Pacific coast. I chose a gentle pastel palette for the figures and the façade of Willows Beach Tea Room, in sharp contrast to the bold colors of the ambiguous background. Leaves or flames?