Wednesday, August 12, 2009

11. Oia

Having spent a couple weeks in late May travelling in Greece, I have decided to revisit, in paint, a couple of the many (over 500) photographic images from the trip. This is one of those images, the sunset at Oia. Oia is said to have best sunsets on San Torini. So, we spent one evening at a cafe watching the sun set and caught this image of a windmill, typical Grecian white stucco hillside buildings, and the water beyond. The photo had a slight blurriness that gave the image a kind of ethereal quality. I think that quality was a bit lost in the crispness of the pencil lines. If I were to revisit this painting, I would paint without an initial pencil sketch.
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