Pastel painting done recently from a photo taken from my Tuscan Villa window during a visit to Italy a couple of years ago.
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Its lovely Carolyn…I especially like the European trees…so different from our gum trees. It looks a very romantic place.
Nice artwork Carolyn, love the pastel colours & I like the way that the trees embrace the building, well done!
Thanks, Estelle and Ekascam, for your encouraging comments!
I love tuscany, Carolyn – and most mediterranean areas. Love the light.
I did a painting of the Andalucian, Sierrra Nevada mountains, from a terrace apartment I stayed at. It wasn’t great, but I learned a lot about perspective. And it was my first ‘plein air’ work!
This painting is beautifully rendered, a tight crop of a fine view.
I tried pastels once, but found their square shape clumsy. My first love is watercolour, but I’m just beginning….so lots to learn……
Thanks, colin! I am very much still learning how to use pastels and watercolor, but loving every minute of it! Hope you are enjoying learning about watercolour!
I like the light and shades you show in this painting
A long time ago I was given the opportunity to study at the University of Perugia, Italy. This work certainly brings back the memories. I love the perspective and the way the trees in the foreground really contrast with the subtle background. Gives the piece real depth. Well done Carolyn.
Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Jim, and also for adding this to your faves! It brings back wonderful memories for me as well!
– Carolyn Bishop
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