Old Woman Looking




Oil.  This is a commissioned work, from a vacation photo taken in a seaside village in Italy.  As I understand it, the village extends up the hillside from the shore.  This is an interesting image because of the negative space.  The large un-busy areas contrasts a lot with many of my other paintings, and as a result this one stood out when I had it in my studio up against the wall of other paintings.  The wall in shade was a challenge to figure out just what color was it and how to produce it.  The woman went pretty well, easily - really nailed her look and attitude.  All the straight lines were a bit of a chore.  I especially like the lit wall and shadows and textures, and of course, the old woman.