Thursday, October 12, 2006

Nightclub Morning

Nightclub Morning by David R. Darrow 6" x 6" (15.24cm x 15.24cm)
Oil on Stretched Canvas SOLD Collection of Jolie Elman
Glendora, CA – USA

About This Painting

The silence of the sunny Fall morning was stolen only by the bumble buzzing of the gardener trimming the edges of the postage stamp lawn outside Dini's By The Sea. The contrast to what this corner establishment boasts at night was deafeningly bewildering.

This tiny little restaurant and bar — Carlsbad's version of a nightclub — sits directly across from nothing but the blue Pacific on the absolute edge of California. It has been hoppin' every night since I moved to this town — probably longer. It is truly one of the most popular places to go, apparently, for tourists and locals. Every time I have walked by it on an evening walk, there have been merrymakers filling it beyond its walls, spilling out into the cool night air, laughter and music echoing off the nearby apartments and timeshare resorts.

One large resort shares it's balcony patio area with Dini's as the nightclub's roof. I've walked by in the summer several times to see partiers not only spilling out of the insides, but up above, shouting their conversations to friends in the downstairs patio. The whole scene looks like the real party is on the roof. And it just has to attract even more customers. Where else would you see women in bikinis dancing on the roof in the setting sun?

Ah, but on this quiet morning while the previous night's guests sleep in, this lone worker spins fresh-cut sideburns, readying the place for tonight's date with the townspeople.


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1 comment:

Karen Sempsrott said...

This painting is wonderful. The composition, the light, wonderful. And the guy really looks like he has weight. Often in paintings you'll notice that people seem to be almost floating, but this guy is solidly planted on the ground. I love it!