Craig Nelson: Leaving Sorrento
"Leaving Sorrento" is a masterpiece of a painting by Craig Nelson. The ochre underpainting is occasionally visible through the blue of the water. That earthy, orangey ochre becomes the basis for the cliffs. The hint of blue is worked in over the cliffs to create the humidity and atmosphere of the air. An incredible display of a limited palette, low-key painting that is highly refined yet not overworked. Then, let the painting transport us to the lovely Amalfi Coast; sublime! "Leaving Sorrento measures 30x40 inches within the frame.