JILL MIRZA ‘Athens - Plaka Buildings with Palm Tree’ 14 x 18 in  /  35.5 x 45.5 cm    Acrylic on Canvas   2009
The idea of a visual diary where incidental images provide a border for the central  image which encapsulates the spirit of the place is one I am interested in exploring. This  image of Athens has a particular colour bias of warm creams and oranges relieved by  the dark greens of cypresses and palm trees. The fierce sunlight on the urban  environment conveys a slightly oppressive atmosphere. It is a city of hard edges where  strong shadows are cast.