Vilamoura Marina, 15" x 11".
The newish marina in Vilamoura. A wide promenade around the perimeter of the marina and surrounded by lightly coloured buildings with warm terracotta roofs. The actual marina and yachts on the left were given a very loose treatment as were the palm trees - this time a medium sized synthetic brush and starting from the crown, some quick radiating strokes for the leaves and then a quick downward stroke for the trunk. I kept a few light coloured figures to contrast against darker background shadows. I generally always make up my figures and rarely use a photo as reference. I think this way for me, it tends to give them a bit more movement and not looking too static.