Marina de Bibbona

The beaches along the Etruscan Coast in Italy are lined with umbrella pines, and at the end of the day, when the light hits them, they appear as if on fire. Little spots of orange ignite the dark trunks. But when something is that surreal, it is sometimes hard to capture with paint. I am considering a larger painting of this but thought I’d start first with a quarter sheet to work out composition, colours and values.

8 Comments on “Marina de Bibbona”

  1. Donna says:

    Very abstract feel to this. Would like to see how it eventually comes out.

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  2. gaelle1947 says:

    Gorgeous! Your painting really captures your description – I’m really enjoying this virtual sight-seeing experiencing without the hassles of packing and rushing around airports, etc.


  3. Denise says:

    I’m sure if anyone can capture the “fire”, it is you. You spark so much in all of your works.


  4. M. L. Kappa says:

    Hi Shari! Love this! Could you tel me how you get that greyish blue color for the trees? It would be good for olive trees too, and I always struggle with it….


  5. Jane Jackson says:

    Great, you really have captured the dancing light and the tangle of branches, I can almost here the wind whispering through the trees.


  6. Uma Maheswar Nakka says:

    Good Afternoon dear Shari,

    A very beautiful work and definitely justifies considering a larger painting.
    A very good job and laudable.



  7. Mira says:

    Look forward to seeing the next one you’ll paint on this theme!! Beautiful!!


  8. joantav says:

    I like the fiery glow on the tree trunks that you were able to capture. Nice!!


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