I went back home to Romania for a week for the first time in 5 years. While there, I visited the Rohia monastery in the Maramures region of Romania.
In the fall of 2013, I visited the castles of the Loire Valley. As part of the tour, my study abroad group had the privilege of visiting a vineyard and then going for a wine tasting in a subterranean barrel storage area.
Below is an image of the wine storage cave.
Here I am at one of the Loire Valley Chateaux.
I saw the Mediterranean Sea for the first time on my trip to Marseille in the south of France. I found the sea very different from the greyish/greenish one I am used to seeing in my native Ghana. This sea is a solid, deep blue.
In this painting I depict buildings on the island of Santorini in Greece. The closest I have ever been to Greece is the Parc Asterix reconstruction of the place. It was there that I first noticed how the Greeks combined pure white with a touch of their Mediterranean blue to their architecture. Hopefully one day I will finally visit Greece.
This painting is done with painting knives to give it a smooth surface.
Below is a picture I took of the sea at Marseille.
Below is an image of classic Greek buildings at Parc Asterix.
Acrylic on canvas. This was inspired after a skull I saw at the Carnac prehistoric museum in Carnac, Brittany.
Below is a picture of many excavated items at the Museum of Prehistory.