Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tuscan Church



I've been experimenting with texture lately, using various mediums on my board, and using different tools to apply paint. The challenge in this piece was to communicate an intricate, weathered old building on such a tiny canvas. It seemed impossible at first but I realized I needed to approach it in a less detailed, more abstract way. Using pattern and texture, rather than rendering, to convey the landscape foliage was an interesting way to approach that.

Tuscan Church
6x6" Acrylic on Canvas, Price on request

7 comments:

Shirley Fachilla said...

I recently painted a tiny canvas with an Italian church (mine was in Sicily). So I had to have a look at yours!
Very much like the suggestion method you used. I get a real feeling of the place with just the few specifics shown.

Nancy Colella said...

This is a really great lesson. Going smaller you really do need to let go of many details.And just suggest. You did that beautifully here. You've inspired me to play with texture some more!

Jerry Stocks said...

Fantastic painting!!!

Bruce Bingham said...

Love what you're doing lately!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

This grabs my artistic love of texture. You have done a beautiful job and your colors are lovely too..

Angie Brooksby said...

I know where that is!

Patti Mollica said...

thanks for your comments, everyone. It really is fun to play with texture, altho i must admit it goes against my natural tendency to control every stroke by painting on a perfectly smooth surface. there is an element of not knowing whats going to happen, which i find exciting. Don't know if adding texture will become a part of my painting style, but the exploration is sure fun. what the heck...