Back to the Greek Islands

Skopelos 1 and 2

Gift commissions are so much fun to do, I get to paint new and exciting places. Our collectors have such great ideas. The lady this is for loves Greece, especially the island of Skopelos. Joan, our collector who is commissioning the painting, sent the two pictures above. The little church is one of the woman’s favorites.

Sketch Cassidy

Thank goodness for Google. I went online and found several pictures of the quaint little church. Then I made up a terrace overlooking the sanctuary and ocean beyond. The door and table will be the Cobalt Blue typically found in Greece. Happy Yellow chairs will add a bright place to sit and enjoy a glass of Retsina. And what would a painting of Greece be without Bougainvilleas?

SB1614 Serenity of Skopelos Step 1

After establishing the horizon line I begin drawing the foreground building, table and chairs with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash. To see any of the pictures larger just click on the image.

SB1614 Serenity of Skopelos Step 2

The initial drawing, my road map so to speak, is complete. Tomorrow I’ll begin painting. Hope you’ll come visit our studio again and follow along. If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post please feel free to subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy. If you enjoy my blog please CLICK the FaceBook LIKE Button. As we say in Texas, “Much Obliged!

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