Larnaca-Finikoudes Watercolour by savva

Finikoudes Beach Larnaca – Watercolour

A simple internet search will tell you that Finikoudes is a very popular beach with tourists, as it is the main beach of Larnaca town, with Larnaca front stretching along behind the beach.

The beach area boasts the full range of beach activities, and entertainment as well. A range of loungers and parasols can be rented to relax on.

The sand is clean, and the beach goes out to the sea with a low incline.

Along the main road behind the beach there is a huge range of restaurants and bars, from KFC to The Brewery, so you are never far from all types of refreshments.

But there’s so much more. The history of this place is amazing.

Larnaca-Finikoudes Watercolour by savva

Cyprus Watercolours - Limassol street by Savva

Cyprus Watercolours – Old Limassol city by Savva

By far the most touristy city of Cyprus and yet still retains the old world charm that I love so much.

Limassol was built between two ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion, and during Byzantine rule it was known as Neapolis (new town). Limassol’s historical centre is located around its medieval Limassol Castle and the Old Port.

I painted this just around the corner of the old castle in a side street. The church at the back is Ayia Napa Church.

Hope you like it.

Cyprus Watercolours - Limassol street by Savva

Cyprus Watercolours Old Nicosia by Savva

Cyprus Watercolours – Old Nicosia by Savva

This one was painted in Old Nicosia. This is truly an incredible city.

I was here just temporarily to pick up some paper and supplies, but just around the corner from the shop I was visiting was this amazing site.

It was a rainy day but the light was wonderful. The atmosphere and the vibe of the place just took over. I had to paint it. the size is 35cm x 56cm and even though i had a hard time with drying times I am very pleased with the results. I hope you like it

Cyprus Watercolours Old Nicosia by Savva

Ayios Lazaros Cyprus Watercolour by Savva

Ayios Lazaros Cyprus Watercolour by Savva

I often get asked “Why did I pick watercolour over oils or acrylic”. To this day I get a rush as I am answering that question because in a way every time i put brush to paper I find my self wondering the same thing. The answer is as complicated as the medium itself.
I love the way it’s free, it has a life of it’s own, there’s no controlling it, it moves, it blends and takes on a character that regardless of my efforts to try and manipulate , it just does it’s own thing. The rush you get when a wash works out, the exhilaration and satisfaction of watching it all come together while at the same time being terrified that one brush stroke can mean the end of it keeps you so hyped up it’s like taking the wildest ride in a roller coaster. The bottom line is that it’s simply the most fascinating medium I have ever come across.