Grazzano Visconti Revisited

One of my favorite paintings that I did last year was of a scene in Grazzano Visconti, a tiny medieval town in Italy near Piacenza. The scene was so evocative, that two different people (my husband and I) took the same photo a year apart. The first one I painted was from my photo, and I just painted a second from his. I tried to use a technique called chiaroscuro, which means from dark to light. It is done to enhance the three dimensionality of a painting.

2 responses to “Grazzano Visconti Revisited”

  1. I used Quinacridone Rose. I mixed it with French Ultramarine Blue and also New Gamboge. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Hi Mimi,
    ‘Chiaroscuro’ sounds interesting!
    It sure has enhanced the three dimensional quality like you said. So much depth in this and I love that red!
    What red did you use?

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