Paintings from Mars

As I have done many times in the past, I flew to the Canary Islands for a while in January. For me, it’s a perfect place for winter escapes. Everything I ever needed is there. Romantic landscapes, wild sea, slower life, fresh food …. ah, already planning my next trip.
But this time I longed for a desert, so I chose Fuerteventura.
I was painting there quite a bit. And I brought back canvasesĀ  that upon return surprised me with their earthy colors. I wouldn’t paint anything like that here in the Czech Republic. Places clearly have influence on how I work. That’s one of the reasons I consider painting things directly so important.