She isn’t a masterpiece by any stretch of imagination, but she’s the first oil painting that I manage to bring to completion (by some stretch of imagination) in a very long time. As such, I consider her a huge success and hope that she won’t be a one-day wonder.
The fourth and last of the large hemisphere paintings. Obviously I was running out of steam with this one although I hope that it will grow on me over time. It certainly has a lot of cosmos to explore!
Naxos in Anticipation
Naxos As We Found It
Plakos (What We Saw From Naxos)
Oil on coarse sack cloth, 500 x 200 mm approx.
These were painted before a 2017 trip to Naxos (“… in anticipation”), after our return when the colours of sky and sea were swapped (“… as we found it”), and what we actually saw from Naxos (Plakos, the neighbouring island, and the most beautiful sunsets).
These are quick paintings on coarse sack cloth. Held against a window or a light source, these are almost invisible see-through things which emerge as a painting only when viewed against a wall. I like that effect.