I was commissioned this Christmas to do a pair of paintings of Greece, and it's always fun to relive my time there. The clients chose two small pastel studies I'd done when I was there, sitting right on the sidewalk, so I had the color and light information I needed to do the oils. The left-hand one is in Athens, a walking street in Plaka, and the right-hand one is on the island of Hydra.
I didn't have time to get them photographed by my regular guy, so the colors are a little wierdly warm with the sky not quite blue enough, but you get the idea.
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Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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