I painted this piece with full dedication of 4 days, from early morning till going to bed, a piece of full of joy ^^
Here is a quick sketch on canvas, in order to see proportions of the sky, the abandoned cottage, the hill beside it, and the foreground. Here is the painting process under a nightlamp in the first and second frames, and sunset in the third frame. Into the wilderness of Lesvos, 50×70 cm oil painting on canvas, 01.2020.
And let’s see some closeups: Middle of the painting. Right up Those dry shrubs bind the foreground, middle ground, and background. Right down part of the painting, my initials and the date.
I scratched the canvas with a spatula and left some places blank, where you can see it in the little bush on the right-up in this photo above. And this is the way I made the dry shrubs, it made my process way faster and accurate in a way I wanted.
It had been a long time since I last painted. I felt how much I have missed it and had this piece pretty quick.
Hope you like it ^^,