Floating Islands Mueang
Oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm
Floating Islands Mueang is an oil on canvas depiction of the floating limestone islands near Krabi in Thailand. The islands are utterly beautiful, made from striped limestone with caves and topped with tree, palms and cacti. Their presence dominates the landscape and this painting was made from a photo during a kayaking trip exploring the area. A man cools off in the jade green sea.
I painted using a limited palette of 4 colours using directional brush marks in thin layers for the receding islands and sea, a flat plane of colour for the sky and scratched undulations for the foreground mountains.