Calm or the sea

The sea, oil on canvas 80x60cm

“I arrived just yesterday, long trip, full bags heavy heart.

Here life just run slower, the time is gentle with us, days are extended and I can even walk late afternoon just letting my mind free to imagine.

I could spend my entire life here, listening to the waves, not only one week or two…why not always?

Rent a simple room somewhere where I can hear the sea and watch its endless movement

Breath this salty fresh air and simply be calm.”

As much as I love the sea and ocean, it’s rarely subject if my paintings. I find difficult to tell it’s story without being obvious. The reference I used for this work is an exception, I was in Ischia around with my camera in the evening and my subject were those rusty boats In one shot I realized there was hidden a scene, two men chatting at the ferry boat’s dock.

I loved the situation, so usual for a place at seaside, so connected with the moment… and while I was busy rendering people and boats, I painted the sea.

Oil on canvas 80×60 cm

One thought on “Calm or the sea

  1. Really interesting composition. I like it.

    Very different style, of course, but it reminders me of a Hopper painting. Probably the shadows and the people. 🙂

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