Here are a few sketches…
…And subsequent paintings inspired by the art of the Minoans of Crete. These were all created while on Crete in 2017.
A classic painting from 2008.
Here is a recent painting based on one of the earlier pastels. A detail from “Blue Vase” using acrylic paint rather than pastel.
These are both pastel on black museum board. 20″x28″
Inspiration from The Times Concise Atlas of the World: This painting came to life after seeing a satellite photo of Khor Al Adaid in Qatar.
Pastel on black board.
This painting was inspired by a satellite photo of the Darling River in New South Wales, Australia. Pastel on black board.
A bowl of fruit and vegetables from the farmer’s market lying on an Indian blanket. Pastel on black board.