The Cinque Terre in Italy is a collection of five towns in the northern province of Spezia. They are famous for their beautiful ancient buildings running right up to the edge of the sea. I really relished the chance to paint the deep blue Mediterranean dusk, and I love the contrast of the town’s light and warmth and festivity.
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The “cinque terre” (“five lands”) in the province of La Spezia in Italy is a collection of five coastal towns whose notable beauty and authenticity have been inspiring writers and artists for centuries. This painting stirringly captures the warmth and life of one of these resorts at night with the earthy terracotta tones of the buildings contrasting with the deep blue of the Mediterranean sky reflected in its waters and the soft darkness of the hills behind. The action painting techniques that overlay the beauty of the architectural and landscape painting bring an exhilarating vibrancy to the composition, making the viewer feel as though they have been lucky enough to arrive in the middle of one of the region's frequent festivals.