It’s been several weeks now that my painting activity has slowed way down. What can I say, I’ve been busy with other things! An artist also needs an artistic break every now and then to regain inspiration.
A few days ago I put brush to gessobord and came up with this small “Mediterranean Blues and Whites” painting for my wife and I to hang in our kitchen. The painting is based on a photo I took in Ibiza.
The Mediterranean region has long been an artistic inspiration for me, from the cultures and foods to the landscapes and seascapes.
Nerja is located on Spain’s southern coast in the province of Andalucía, where you’ll find beautiful architecture, lots of sun, and the blue Mediterranean sea! The stairs in this painting descend down to the beach in Nerja!
Here’s another recent painting of a picture I took in 2004 on the Balearic island of Formentera in the Mediterranean. It’s an acrylic on a triple-primed 6″ by 6″ wood panel. I love the turquoise blue waters of the Mediterranean. Formentera is a small island next to Ibiza with only a few small towns on the island. It’s a very peaceful place with lots of uncrowded beaches (at least during the time we went). It’s also a great place to rent bikes and ride around the island. Has anybody been to Formentera before? What was your experience?