Here’s my painting of the subject for my next studio workshop. It’s from a photo of a courtyard in Crete lent to me by my wonderful friend Greta. It took quite a lot of painting! But that’s because I’ve done a very detailed study. Apart from the chairs, which need to be carefully depicted, I think it could be rendered much more loosely. I might have a go, but at the moment I’m all “oleandered” out!
I liked the subject because of the cast shadows on the floor and the little doorway leading ….who knows where? The chairs provide a centre of interest which then, hopefully, leads the eye to the doorway. I put in the pot in the foreground.