Villages in Tuscany often have an entrance gate leading into the historical center. Licciana Nardi in the Lunigiana area of Tuscany, has a beautiful porto. The late afternoon shadow falling across this gate, together with the washing hanging outside a villager’s house, created an interesting design for this painting that I completed in a couple of hours one late afternoon.
I love the color pairs created by the light falling across the wall and the white washing. The blue shadow on the washing made a great contrast with the ochre colored walls.
Photographic Reference for the painting
Here is a short video showing the process I used to create the painting. Enjoy!
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Barry John Raybould
Virtual Art Academy