Saturday, May 24, 2008

Piazza Tasso, Sorrento

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14 x 21 in  -  35 x 53 cm     Watercolor     This one turned into way more of a battle than it should have been.

This is the reference image taken a couple of years ago in Sorrento.

Firstly I decided to change the perspective slightly twisting the buildings so that they are at a stronger angle in the roof lines. The refereance is a bit head on. Strong diagonals make a greater interest.

The buildings on the far left need to be darker than in the reference otherwise the whole painting would have been just a bit too weak and make the viewer just wonder "what's it about". The painting itself became a bit of a battle with me wanting it to be loose but it keeping me painting tighter and tighter. I think it came out as a draw in the end but then again maybe the tight side did start to win through.

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