I saw these boats in the Cinque Terra area, in Monorolo. They were real, working boats, made out of shiny wood. After visiting the village we kept walking on the trail that connects these small Italian villages. The trail is not challenging and the views from it are spectacular.
The light and the color of the Mediterranean are gorgeous! I keep painting that water- I love the sea color!
This picture is large- 16x20, oil.
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