Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Italian Street Scene

A few years ago, my family and I went on a trip to Tuscany, and we took many pictures. This painting is from a photograph that we took on that trip. I love the wires, laundry, patchwork of bricks and cement, etc. that give this scene so much character. I have struggled a bit with the perspective. The windows have to be painted at the correct angles for the scene to be believable in translation.
Also, typically, I am very attached to 6x6, and 8x10", but I decided to try going larger for this one painting- fun to go big, but I love smaller works for their speed and ability to fill the canvas with color.

18x24" oil on canvas


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