The Colors of Mykonos
by Liana Yarckin
Inspired by a photo I took in Mykonos and my continued path of painting people in public settings, The Colors of Mykonos was created. I love having my stacks and stacks of photos and now just tons of digital images of scenes that I want to be in forever. I have my images and photos organized in categories of: beach, floral, architectural, people and then other. When I am looking for something to paint if I don't already have something on my desk waiting or I am just not moved at the moment by what is on my desk, I go through these images until I find what makes me want to paint immediately. On this day it was this photo of Mykonos. How could this not have grabbed my attention sooner?
I will admit that I added more pink bougainvillea than is in the photo, but, I think it was necessary for the composition and the feeling of the tropical climate. I have underwashes of permanent rose and new gamboge.
I posted this on facebook and had an instant response of likes and comments. The key word is instant. That response inspires me to do more Mykonos paintings. If you have a facebook page, let me know. I would love to see your work there. I love seeing all of the paintings in my news feed! It is a quick way to see and like and get inspired.
What inspires you to paint?