Works in Progress. Join me as I share my artworks in progress.

Once or twice a month, I go to my friend Uma's house to paint with her.  Paintings stay there until we meet again to work on them, so these are long-term works.

In December, 2018, we started a new painting of a sunset in the Cinque Terre.  Cinque Terre is on the coast of Northwest Italy.  It is a grouping of 5 villages built into the hills.  Homes are painted in many different colors on stucco type material.  It is old and charming.  I had the opportunity to visit one of the villages for a few hours when my husband and I took a tour of Italy in 2014 to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary.

This is the largest painting I've tackled to date.  It is 3 feet tall x 4 feet wide.  I'm using gallery wrap canvas, so I won't have to frame it.  

The paint I am using is Heritage Multimedia acrylic by David Jansen. I'm using a variety of long handled brushes- bristle, Global Art Fusion and Royal SableTek, that are so good at scrubbing on canvas.

I began the painting by covering the canvas in a wash of coral and light orange.  The sunset colors are awash over the entire scene in my reference photo.  Yellow was added to the sky closest to the sun, and darker orange at the horizon line.  I then began basecoating local colors on the buildings.