Acrylic/Mixed Media on 20" x 24" Boxed Canvas
I have made a good start on this latest painting. A couple of years ago, before the pandemic began, I was holidaying in Croatian with a good friend of mine, Ellen Collins, where we stayed at this small apartment which was about a half hour journey from Dubrovnik. This very stunning and breath taking scenery was a view from our apartment. I remember it being very quiet and there were lots of cats! The woman who owned the apartments was very self-sufficient so grew her own fruit and vegetables.
The sea was such a wonderful shade of blue and there was a variety of boats going across the sea. I have been a bit experimental here and used eggshells and an acrylic texture paste for the rocks below. In the distance there were lots of trees, houses and other guest houses and apartments. It looked like there was an abandoned warehouse there as well, which I have tried to capture. I am attempting here to really bring out the lush greenery and luscious plants in the foreground as well as the rich fruit trees and foliage.
I am still working on this so painted into the sky and the sea. All done in acrylic paint using fan brushes, round filbert brushes and palette knife. Please feel free to leave a comment.
I live and work in Slough area and am available for commissions. I work in acrylic, pastel, pen and ink, oils, watercolours, encaustic art (hot wax) and other mixed media.