I usually don’t paint locations that I haven’t been to, but my daughter Emily asked. Emily and I worked on this composition together, stitching this from a number of photos she took while in Greece during a college trip. Enjoyed going through her photos and learning about her trip – lots of potential references to paint from – she has a good eye. Much of the detail in this painting is implied. Knowing this is a sunset and the sun sets in the West, you can almost pinpoint the exact place in Santorini this is painted from – the distant islands across the harbor are created by the rim of the volcano crater.