Painting in the Light of Chania, Crete

For the past four years I have been working on watercolor/gouaches on paper during summer/fall visits to Chania, on the island of Crete where I was born. The light there is vivid, warm and intense, which influences my work. I paint in one location during different times of day. The light is magical, gentle, soft yet also unrelenting and persistent.

Margaret Tsirantonakis, Mid-day Still-Life II, Chania 2014, watercolor and gouache on paper, 5 x 5"

Margaret Tsirantonakis, Morning Sea View I, Chania, 2014, watercolor and gouache on paper, 8 x 8"

Margaret Tsirantonakis, Orange with Shadows I, 2013, watercolor and gouache on paper, 6 x 6"