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.