Balcony In Barga
28 of 30
Oil 11" x 14"
$345.00 + $10.00 s/h
This is now completed. I knew that the shadows didn't work together, and that they were too dark and cool for such a hot, sunny day. Again, one of the problems when painting from a photo. I made the shadows all in the same color key, but with different values. It now works much better, although the shadows here are a little more lavender than the ones in the actual painting. They're a bit more earthy red from the terra rosa in the mix. I still am not getting completely accurate colors with my new camera, but I'll get that, too.
Barga is a town in northern Tuscany that we visited last May. It is so far north in Tuscany that it's practically in the Alps, maybe just outside of Tuscany. It was picturesque, built on the side of a steep hill, beautiful, uncrowded and a wonderful place to visit. We stayed in a large, older home that had been the owner's grandmother's. I think we found it on VRBO or B&B.com. We had the whole upstairs to ourselves, the owner and her mother lived on the first floor. Every morning we'd go downstairs to an amazing breakfast made just for us!