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Via Porto, Licciana Nardi, Italy

Landscape oil painting: Via Licciana Porto, by Barry John Raybould
Cat. No. 1211 Porto, Licciana Nardi, by Barry John Raybould - 14in x 11in - Oil on Board

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

Cat. No. 1211 Licciana Porto - 14in x 11in - Oil on Board - 2017 scene
The original scene
Intermediate stage
My audience

Here is a short video showing the process I used to create the painting. Enjoy!

Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Please feel free to share it with friends. If you are interested in a structured approach for learning how to paint, take a look at my online painting classes.

Happy painting!

Barry John Raybould
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