This was my first ever attempt at a painting on my iPad – the one that started it all! I was inspired by David Hockney to get an iPad and create some paintings on it. We were spending the summer in Saranda, Albania at the time, so for my first subject, I chose a view of the bay at sunset… that’s a view of Corfu, Greece in the background on the left.
In honor of our summer 2017 return trip to Saranda, I decided to rework the painting with where I’m currently at and I must say – what a difference 5 years makes! I was also inspired by Monet’s “Impression, Sunrise” because that was the painting that started the Impressionism movement in the late 1800’s, which in turn led to some of my other favorite artists and “isms”… Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh, Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, etc.