For this painting I was inspired by the Ligurian Riviera with its small villages by the sea. Rocks, beaches, headlands and the blue sea . Sometimes the boats are pulled ashore and decorate the landscape with their white streaked with color. I wanted to render the white of the foam in a material way and the various shades of blues faded towards ultramarine blue . As almost always I have not painted a detailed view but I have tried to render the whole through a division of color areas without dwelling on details .