Santorini, Greece, what a beautiful place. Looking out from the high vantage point it seems like you can see forever. My eBay auctions this week feature a pair of EMBRYOS portraying the unique beauty of this delightful Mediterranean village. The basic plan is sketched up on the two pieces at the same time in an oil wash of Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson + LIquin.
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I start painting with the sky and then “Paint Forward” through the distant mountains. The water is blocked in next. The ocean farthest away is made more muted, I make it brighter and more intense as we come closer to the foreground. This follows a simple rule that helps give the impression of depth in a piece of art: Muted Colors go back, Bright Colors come Forward.
Cobalt Blue is used for the dome.
Various mixtures of Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light + Permanent Rose + White are used for the Bouganvillea draping over the white wall in the foreground. I love how the irregular walls, interrupted with blue gates, curve and snake along the contours of the hillside.
Perched on tall bluffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea Santorini shimmers in the sun. The white buildings are so crisp and clean, accented with exclamation points of brilliant bougainvilleas. The domes, gates and doors echo the color of the distant ocean. Let Shimmering Santorini take your heart on a quick trip to Greece.
Endless View Shimmering Santorini
Endless View and Shimmering Santorini are designed to hang individually or as a pair. Bring the Magic of Santorini to your home. These original oil paintings retail in our galleries for $300 each but to make it more fun we are starting the bidding on both auctions at 1 cent. That’s right, ONLY A PENNY! The auctions are staggered 7 minutes apart so you can win the two Original Oil Paintings to hang on your wall. AND…..If you win both pieces we will give you FREE SHIPPING!
Having earned a Master’s degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia, I’ve illustrated 47 major Medical, Anatomy and Surgical Textbooks. In honor of my Medical background these charming 6 inch by 6 inch baby oil paintings are called EMBRYOS. They are new, fresh ideas that have yet to be “birthed” into a larger gallery piece. Add a spot of color on your wall with one or several, these collectible EMBRYOS hang nicely in groups. Do you have a gift giving occasion coming up? EMBRYOS make wonderful gifts that will bring smiles for years to come.
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