Greetings from Larnaca's promenade. It was Roy Orbison's classic song of the 60's, Pretty Woman, which inspired Theo's latest painting, featuring a cafe located on Larnaca's famous palm tree promenade, Finikoudes.
Sitting in the sun in the company of friends idling time away, the locals' view to the sea has the added attraction of a pretty woman walking by.
'Pretty woman, yeah, yeah, yeah....'
It is rumoured that the cafe's owner pays her to walk by every day, they say the business has doubled ever since.
Cafe With A View oil on canvas 80cm x 40cm
The rough stuff, the Bouzouki Player...
As for Theo, he re-purposes himself by switching from oil to a new medium, in this case watercolour. It is like a new challenge helping to clear his mind.
Like going out for a long drive, or taking an unscheduled break, it injects fun which leads to inspiration and hopefully new ideas.
After much studying on my part, we've been batting it out for the last few months. Grand masters we ain't, but it's immense fun. Every game seems to go in my favour and then, like Houdini, Theo escapes and finds great pleasure in declaring check mate; the battle continues....
It seems life is like a game of chess, to succeed, first you've got to make your move.
stay safe, and until next time.
Anja & Theo