Cat. No. 1253 Isola del Tino, Cinque Terre, Italy – 17.3cm x 16.8cm – Oil on Linen
I painted this immediately after a boat trip in the Gulf of Poets in Liguria, Italy. This is a little island just south of the Cinque Terre area. The composition was deliberately simply since my focus was to capture the brilliant shimmering cool colors in the water, contrasting with the brilliant sunshine on the cliffs. The warm late summer sky formed a neutral warm pink gray for the composition.
I took a lot of artistic license in this piece, almost bordering on the abstract but still wanting to retain the feeling and atmosphere of the day. You can see the actual scene in this photograph.
The paintings has the colors I saw in the water when we drove the boat close to the cliffs and went for a swim. Lovely warm water!