Oil landscape on canvas of the centuries old Cinque Terre village on the Italian Riviera. This scene has always amazed me as a prime example of rigid, manmade constructs contrasting ever-changing mother nature. The houses reflect the colors of the sunset sky to represent that man is a part of nature, even if he tries to control it. The scene appears idyllic to the outside eye, but this "Life on the Edge" is a constant battle against erosion and isolation, and sometimes even against community.
Finished with satin varnish to protect from dust and UV rays.