I was commissioned to paint 4 scenes based on special places and memories of Sardinia. It was a real pleasure to create artwork that was so personal and meaningful.
I worked collaberatively with my client, building in several review stages to make sure the pictures were just right.
The Beach - was the first one I worked on. The juniper trees which are so typical of the Sardinian beaches were an important feature, as was the fantastic light.
The Olive Grove – I love the perspective in this one, the wonderful bright sunlight and dramatic shadows cast by the trees.
The Church - I love this view, peeping through the town hall doors. The original photo was taken at midday but to work as part of the complete set of paintings we decided to change the light to an evening sunset.
The Fireplace – This is a typical Sardinian fireplace. A cosy corner in the family home. I was intrigued by how much characters and personality this had. It was like painting a portrait, I felt I got to know the owner of the home through their choice of ornaments and furnishings.
I worked on the paintings over a 5 week period.
- Oil on stretched canvas
- All 300mm x 400mm