painting was made in 1982. I first applied a pink tint uniform layer on the canvas.
Several “skies” or “seas” paintings were made on a pink background, so that blues
and grey-blues are “warmer”, as the pink appears in some places. Then I rapidly
brushed lines indicating the folds of the rock, puckered seawater lines, and colourful
zones indicating sand and sky. The colour is fluid, like a watercolour, covers
very little, and the virgin canvas, coloured in pink, show through in many places.
That’s why I was a bit ashamed that this painting could have been done so fast,
and I didn’t dare to accept that there wasn’t anything to add or modify, that
it was finished! It stayed several years in the studio, was never displayed, and
it was only after a long time that I understood that its charm came precisely
from its rapid making and that it was not so “empty” as I thought at the time
I made it!