Ionian Sea - Second Painting
Ionian Sea (2)
I decided to have another go at painting the Ionian Sea and this time tried to capture the beautiful clarity of the water.
The Mediterranean sea has very little tidal movement and hence little sediment. Having been volcanic in origin, the shoreline can be very steep and you can often anchor just a couple of boat lengths away from shore - yet be in 14 metres of water and still see the anchor on the bottom. The water is so very clear that it is hard to believe the rocks beneath you are a safe distance from the hull of the boat.
The normal practice is to anchor and take a long line ashore, but I decided to leave this out of the painting as it would have cluttered the left hand side of the painting.
Also I'm struggling for a title for the painting ... all suggestions gratefully received!