The aesthetics of life near the sea have become very interesting to me. The color of the water at different times of day and the difference in texture from the rough concrete to the still and glassy harbor guides my eye and is attached to how I see and remember each port that we visit. The way the horizon meets the natural and manufactured verticals, helps to push me through my process of seeing and creating. My paintings are becoming a strong link between what I see and how I remember each port.
In addition to painting, I’ve been keeping a small travel sketchbook and am really happy with the results. Drawing makes me see more clearly and I look forward to keeping up with this and more sketchbooks in the future…maybe a blogging project could be in the works.
We pulled away from Dubrovnik two nights ago and will be in Athens tomorrow. Even if I’ve said it before, I would like to point out that I feel incredibly lucky to be on this journey and can’t wait to see what each day will bring.
The following are a painting done while at port in Naples and a quick sketch of my painting area in our cabin.