The quality of light on a landscape comes from a lot of different things. These include the angle of the sun, the humidity or lack thereof, the time of day, whether or not one is near water, etc.
I chose to paint this picture of Greece because of the interesting quality of light. The sun is reflecting off of the ocean, and backlighting the buildings. I also enjoy the interesting shapes of the buildings, and the shape of the ruins.
I am glad when Lynley went to Greece, she had me in mind as she took pictures. I have made a lot of paintings from them!