Started as a color study with a completely different color palette but in the middle of it we went on a vacation in Sardinia. The change from cold pale Germany was so shocking! The buildings with their peachy, sandy colors and the vivid green water must have impressed me too much because when I returned to the painting it took on new colors and a completely different concept.
The flower is an oleander, a beautiful blooming shrub that grows there abundantly. It's one of my favourite plants even though it's poisonous.