The reason they don't come any brighter than this is because they can't. When you've been staring into the sun for as long as Philip has, this is what the world looks like. And there's no such thing as more nostalgic and, when you've lived the life that Philip has, etc., etc.
Acrylic on canvas:
800 x 600 mm (31 1/2 x 23 5/8 ins)