I have done these since we came home from holiday and my main brief for them was to capture the light as the days these photos were taken were bathed in that magnificent European (was going to say Mediterranean and then realised we weren't in the med!!) sunlight, some of which we are experiencing here in the UK at the moment!! You may remember from a previous blog the weather was a touch disappointing while we were there but certainly making up for it here now!!
The island was a beautiful place to be, quiet and tranquil and though not greatly inhabited had something like 13 churches, one of which is at the top of this painting. Am not sure if this couldn't do with a couple of people on it walking up towards the church... might try painting some on a piece of clear plastic and seeing how they look
The island has a sweeping bay...and as there are no motorised vehicles, bikes are a major form of transport for the islanders which is what the next painting is all about... lots of lovely doorways, beautiful stone properties (I don't know if I imagine it but the stonework in this area of the world seems to have a pinky cast to it and is quite magical)