11" x14" oil on paper from the new Amalfi series. This is another revisited scene from the Blue Grotto waiting line. I wanted to pare back this one to its simplest forms and bring all the focus to the people of the boats. I just kept pulling back more and more paint until I got it just right. Paddle, Mr. Gondoliers, Paddle!
These pieces are part of an experimental series where I revisited representational work and played with different styles and techniques. So many hours and love and care have gone into each painting, capturing the dreamy island feel of the coast of Italy. Each piece is different and is part of my process to keep my work fresh and do the work that speaks to me. Will I do a series like this again soon? I'm not sure!! I just have to keep painting the images that keep me alive. Who knows what's coming next!