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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tuscan View ATC

This ATC (2.5 x 3.5) was sent to Meimei from WetCanvas as part of our project. I used several of my photos of Tuscany to incorporate the yellow flowers, the background hills, the vineyard, and the villa into one painting. I wanted to make sure it was a bit different from the larger paintings of Tuscany that I've done, which are here in the older posts.

9 comments:

Tracy Wandling said...

Oh that's a nice one...the darks sure make the colors more vibrant don't they? I'd go blind(er) trying to paint that small!

Jo Castillo said...

Nice painting,Joan. I agree with Tracy on going blind.... :)

Michelle Himes said...

After spending a year painting ACEO's for ebay, I can agree with Tracy and Jo - painting that small can make you go blind, or just crazy. And you have a lot more detail in yours than I did. This one is still my favorite. I hope the recipient frames this one and puts it in a special place.

Joan said...

Tracy - Thanks. Luckily it hasn't bothered my eyes to work that small. Then when I load them into the computer they look gigantic. I started taking photos of just the line drawings before I paint them. Maybe I can turn each one into a larger painting too.

Jo - These old eyes just need my reading glasses when I work on the tiny paintings. Thanks.

Mickey - Thank you. I don't know if I could have put as much detail in if I didn't do the drawing in ink first. I promise when I'm finished with the project I'll do one of these for you.

"JeanneG" said...

I just love this one with the yellow flowers.

Wendy said...

This one is lovely. It reminds me of drawing a coloured pencil one somewhere outside Florence.

Robyn said...

You've done a wonderful job of combining elements in this painting, Joan. Brava. I too have no idea how you can paint so small!

E-J said...

Brava! Lovely little painting!

Ellen Haiken said...

Joan- This might be small, but the painting is monumental in scale.
I like it very much.