For another of my painting art projects, I have completed the first of the Tuscany Series of Oil Paintings from my trip with Amy to Italy in November, 2016. A dear friend and I were walking from San Gimignano on a dirt road when I spotted a vineyard with a home within it. The home had a flat roof, (which became a pitched roof in the painting) but otherwise was quite striking in the afternoon sunlight. This, my first oil painting started as a ‘value study’ which allowed me to preview and make changes to the work prior to painting the completed picture. Having previewed the values, I decided to put the details into the painting, whereas many artists start the final painting from scratch .
Here is the finished painting today on 12/14/16… sometimes you just have to call it ‘done’ ‘finished’ ‘complete’ and move on to the next art or musical project