I’ve been meaning to produce a painting from a sketch of Assisi I did in May. But where to start? The photo I took at the time was very flat and colourless as it was raining most of the day! However the view was lovely and in my minds eye I could see it in early evening light with a misty landscape in the distance. So I’ve worked up a small watercolour sketch to sort things out.
It’s a good example of simplifying a complicated subject as much as possible; bold cypress trees in bring the foreground closer; misty distance creates recession.
Simple colour scheme, contrasting churches with landscape.
I think I’ve got it – all I have to do now is paint it! It will a lovely subject for my exhibition, if I can get it right.
Wish me luck! I’ll need it.