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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.

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  1. MimiTabby
    July 26th, 2008 at 06:13 | #1

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

    July 26th, 2008 at 04:10 | #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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