Now that I completed the painting of my Spanish teacher, I am back hard at work on this large painting of Vernazza, Italy....one of the 5 towns known as the Cinque Terre. If you haven't traveled to this part of the world, add it to your bucket list. And then when you get there take the walking path between the villages and you'll arrive at this spot from where I took the subject photo. This painting when completed will be the largest painting I've done to date. Normally I work on archival quality watercolor boards which are 20x30 inches. I wanted to find a larger watercolor board, and after some looking and googling, I found a board that is 30x40 inches. So this is like doing a painting twice the size, and it is taking way more than twice the time. A couple of days ago on my day off I spent 10 hours painting, and I accomplished the church at the center left, and a couple of windows to its left. Normally I spend somewhere between 60-100 hours on a painting, this will be over 200 hours, not complaining, it's a lot of therapy.
Thanks for coming by. Mark
By the way, the top of this painting is the top of the green hill and blue sky.