TRAVEL WITH MY ART #9: MALA STINIVA BAY AGAIN!
Hello and welcome to ninth edition of TRAVEL WITH MY ART series. Guess what! Today we will (re) visit a destination I have already illustrated: bay Mala Stiniva on island Hvar. Can you blame me for wanting to paint this magnificent bay again? I don't think you can. This little bay is so inspiring that I might paint it all over again. I mean there are many beautiful bays and beaches on island Hvar, but this one truly took my breath away. Something about the blueness of the sea water against the whiteness of cliffs really took my breath away. Those high cliffs almost look like they were carved by human hand. A cousin of mine told me that the views are even more magnificent when you sail into this little bay. I can only imagine how it must feel to sail into Mala Stiniva bay by a boat or a yacht. We didn't sail into it, rather we used our feet but we were mesmerized all the same. Scroll down to see and read more.
I will never forget the first time I had visited bay Mala Stiniva. My second visit was even more memorable. If you recall I blogged about my first visit here and about my second visit here and here. What makes bay Mala Stiniva so fascinating? The beautiful cliffs that surround the bay completed by the gorgeous green of the pine trees do create a special kind of energy. The play of light in this bay is simply gorgeous. A dream place for a painter!
My grandmother has never had the chance to visit this bay, despite being from island Hvar and living there all of her life. She was happy when we showed her the photographs (last year). There are so many bays on island Hvar that is hard to visit them all. However, during the previous year when I lived on island Hvar with my husband, we did our best to see as many as possible. Indeed, we have managed to see a lot of bays. I plan to put together a post with most beautiful bays on island Hvar some time in the future. In the meantime, here is a link to - ONE YEAR LIVING IN JELSA ON ISLAND HVAR if you want to read about my experience of living on island Hvar. Now, let's return to the subject of this painting. I painted this one using acrylic paints in one of my sketchbooks and not a fancy one either. The brand of paints is royal talens because that's what my art dealer is selling right now.
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