This painting has had many iterations, but my desire was to convey blue water and islands, perhaps resting points, somewhere in the world.
We had a wonderful time exploring parts of New Zealand’s South Island a while back, and when we were in the ferry leaving for the North Island, I looked back at these wonderful hills and saw the shapes and colours of what is to me, typical New Zealand landscape.
This painting was inspired by the hot summer days here in Greece. We recently spent some time exploring the dramatic Mani Peninsula, just across the bay from where we are in Messinia. This area is so very different from where we live. The landscape is mostly harsh and mountainous, with bare hillsides and haphazard rock walls and tall dried grasses.
Created on canvas, my intention in this painting was to convey the dry rocky landscape and the heat of a Greek summer.
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