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Sunset at the Villa

In my last post I shared a 16″x20″ painting I’ve been working on depicting an Italian scene at sunset. I’m now at the final adjustment stages and am very pleased with how this piece is progressing. Just a bit of contrast tweaking, and some other little details and I’ll be able to let this one dry for a long while before giving it a good coat of varnish.

It was painted with a limited palette consisting of only four colors, yellow ocher, cad. red, white and black. I did however add just a touch of cerulean blue to the shutters for a surprise pop of color. One thing that is hard for you to see is that the sun is not as large as depicted. The camera cannot pick up subtle variations in highlights.

(The Tamarack Mountain Studio watermark is not on the painting, but is instead signed with my maiden name.)

Sunset at the Villa

4 thoughts on “Sunset at the Villa

  1. That’s beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much Chris! It was a new experience for me painting with a limited palette and not having blue as a part of it. I just had to add that little bit of blue! I must admit though, it did make it easier to unify the painting color wise. 👍🏻😊

      1. The limited palette gives it a refined look in my humble opinion.

      2. Thanks Chris. I think it looks more natural.

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