Sunday 25 June 2017

#190 'Saint Martin Harbour, Ile de Re' 8x8"


A typical view of st Martin, with shuttered windows, boats and reflections. I wanted to give the impression of strong light. Although Ile de Re is not as far down as the Mediterranean it still has wonderful light and feels bright like the south of France. 
Quite complex subject the windows are tricky as you want to imply them but not put in to much detail - getting the balance of just enough information. Also putting the paint on quiet thickly gives a looser feel. 


  1. Great feel to this painting, Reflections superb. Buildings just enough detail. Very French.

  2. I really enjoy looking at this painting, typically French, you have captured the feeling of place. Wonderful reflections and the play of light on the scene.