I have a lot of photos "in waiting!!" Waiting for when I have figured out how to paint them, a lot from Italy and Spain which I have taken on our travels with the specific purpose of painting them so need to get cracking!!! The first is of a small village in Umbria where I went on a painting holiday in 2007, I have painted it once before but didn't like the result so with renewed enthusiasm had another go today... this is my first day back painting since starting the nursing duties and has been a treat to get the brush back in my hand!! Oops tell a lie... did some sky practices for my workshop last week but my first day doing full paintings rather than just practising.
I decided to concentrate on the tower, the first roof line, the lower roof line and the building to the left. There are quite a few more buildings in the bg but I decided not to feature those at all.
The second is of a scene in Florence where I have played a little with the composition... I liked the merry-go-round, the arch and the young man sitting in the foreground but the merry-go-round was too near the arch so I moved it to the left
Both these paintings while not perfect have given me food for thought and ideas of how to go forward, so a very satisfying afternoon's painting.