We have just returned form Greece where I clicked over 300 photos. Some of those snapshots bring back memories of the lovely cobalt sea, warm sandy greens, and painted ochres and pinks accented with stark white. Contrast those colours with liberal slashes of reds, and peeling marine blue, and you accumulate a brilliant memory of colour.
This collection (and hopefully more will soon follow) is intended to be viewed as study material. I will not turn my back on classic paint over canvas, but I had so much fun placing randomly torn shapes of watercolour paper into compositions that represented some of my photos. The torn aspect of the shapes reminded me of the salvaged fragments of pottery or mosaic found in the museums. I loved adding the simplistic animal designs and the border trim patterns using permanent ink pens and a touch of gold paint.
Even though we did not make it to Crete, the museum fragments from Knossos (which I have studied & taught when working as a High School Art Teacher) were thrilling to see. Perhaps next time. More to come!
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