Traveler Marco and his friend Pilli
Well if you turn around and look up as our new Traveler Marco did you will. Marco has been a favorite photographer of mine for a while now. I just love his compositions and the light he catches.
|Nice, France from Marco's Album|
All photos are from Marco's photo album,
Paradein front of the
Marco's wife Silvia and mother Argia shopping in Nice.
Lascaris Palace and it is one of the more notable historical
monuments of Nice’s historical center.
Traveler Painting: " Looking up Nice" What drew me in on Marco's photo was the way it was presented in his album. one moment he's walking around photographing stores and alley ways and the next you see this shot of looking up and seeing the sky sandwiched in between buildings.
Marco's photo that I'll be using for inspiration for this painting.
The initial sketch on Canvas. I wanted to keep this painting loose and very simple and to paint it fast.
Here are some of the colors that I prepared on the palette before I started. This is a great way to paint fast and get a lot of expression in your strokes.
I started with my darkest colors first. I paint them in thin and oily, so when I put another color in next to it the slide together.
Filling in the buildings. I work dark to light in most of my painting and this one fall cleanly into that category. I worked out a good transition from the red to the oranges on the palette and it really helped when I got to this stage. I used a big brush pretty much for this whole painting. I didn't want to tighten up with the small ones.
The sky is laid in. Blue to a warm yellow while without turning to green.The blue sky against the orange in the buildings is what made me want to paint Marcos photo.
Getting close now. just some color adjustments and a few details to put in.
It's getting closer, just a little touch ups to do.
Done! This one was a lot of fun to paint.