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Caesar
02-03-2010, 12:48 AM
I resumed a sketch and quickly finished it.
Imaginary, one layer divertissement. Just to relax ...

D Akey
02-03-2010, 12:57 AM
Caesar, this is looking like a mosaic of sorts. where focus is relevant only to the distant.

I especially love the colors. You imply the vast and dazzling vista from the hilltop villa by showing so many parts of separate note. I think I could spend a long time up there surveying the land.

Very idyllic.

Good one! May you find many more like it.

Dany51
02-03-2010, 01:19 AM
It remembers me Perugia, is also on a top hill,
very...Italian landscape and beautiful colors.:)

coops
02-03-2010, 01:20 AM
Looks a beautiful place to be Cesare, love the colours:)

Caesar
02-03-2010, 02:43 AM
Dear D Akey, You noticed well the inverse focus trick.
It is in part due to the fact that I started painting and concentrating on the far field elements (that was the original sketch I left for more than a month before resuming it). I then completed the sketchy mid part and, finally, the theatre wings of the close sloping hills, as if the scene occured in a backstage. I left them purposedly out of focus in mosaic of different colours and tones like the tessere of a mosaic, also because the sight path was intended to move from the oblique clouds to the horizontal town and then down the hill with two diagonals taking us to the far cerulean hilly horizon.
Thank You for the kind and encouraging word on this mostly spontaneous painting outburst.

I wasn't thinking to any town or village in particular, but it's certainly a very Italian landscape, since such views are quite common in many regions, thus a considerable part of country, Dany. Thank you very much for appreciating it!

I guess so, with such a particularly cold winter all over Europe, dear Katie! Thank You!

uuderzo
02-03-2010, 02:47 AM
Caesar, this looks a mix of oils for the sky and watercolors for the terrain. I find it pleasant to watch at. Good job!

Khalid_ipda
02-03-2010, 03:23 AM
Wow..beautiful, beautiful..looks beautiful place, but I love you beautiful landscape painting.:D:D:D

Valerie
02-03-2010, 04:21 AM
Caesar this is so beautiful and I really feel like I would want to be there., you are so great at what you do.

Alexandra
02-03-2010, 04:43 AM
What a lovely dream indeed Cesare! Beautiful watercolor!:)

Caesar
02-03-2010, 05:02 AM
Caro Uuderzo, stato un piacevole relax riprendere un vecchio schizzo incompleto (forse il cielo era effettivamente olio o semplicemente acquerello con metallico accidentale) e completarlo. Grazie!
Dear Uuderzo, it was a pleasant relax to resume an old uncomplete sketch (maybe the sky actually was oil or simply watercolour with accidental metallic) and to complete it. Thank You!

The appreciation of a landscape master like You, dear Kahlid, makes me really proud of it! Thank You!

I'm glad You may enjoy the place where I take You, dear Valerie! Thank you very much for Your warm and encouraging words!

Dearest Sandra, iterative trips from reality to dreams and back may be helpful, delightful and useful to feel more alive and get additional motivations. Actually this came as a quick break from a more engaging fruit salad watercolour I'm cooking up in the WIP section!:D

Eileen724
02-03-2010, 05:13 AM
Oh, how nice of you to paint my retirement home on that hillside in Italy!!! I'm ready to move it!!!

This is just so beautiful and so pleasurable to view, Caesar. Wouldn't this just be the perfect place to escape to from all of the hustle and bustle of life?

barnburner
02-03-2010, 05:14 AM
Really well done Caesar..

Caesar
02-03-2010, 08:33 AM
See You soon then, dear Eileen ....:p:) Thank You!
You made me think I should use my week-end in a better way and, when not visiting Rome beauties, go around in similar places.

Thank You, dear Barnburner!

AT-TA
02-03-2010, 08:45 AM
As everybody says Ceasar, this is very pleasant, dreamstuffed painting. I love the fresh colors you chose and good to do this kind of studies more often... :):)

Caesar
02-03-2010, 10:35 AM
As You wish, Milady AT-TA...:D Thank You!:)

Lima
02-03-2010, 12:04 PM
Caesar, wonderful composition, contrast, light and colors. As always a superlative work. Very nice.

foxytocin
02-03-2010, 12:41 PM
While the textures are blended and a play of soft and coarse, and thus quite interesting, the clarity of the light-quality is what makes the texture play so exquisite...

DMerchen
02-03-2010, 03:01 PM
Caesar, great work!!

Caesar
02-03-2010, 10:12 PM
Thank You, dear Oriane!
My problem is that I just cannot keep disciplined and decide a specific palette upfront, so I use all hues intuitively and neglige the fact that there are cases with more greish tones and more tonal transitions.
Anyway I guess that painting, especially an imaginary one, is not taking a picture independent from the time of the day to just reflect the most common reality.

Dear Foxy, there are magic times in the day when the light play spreading sparkles all around to harmonise the whole sight with its hue. You cannot reproduce them, rather evocate them. Thank You!

DMerchen, thank You, dear mate!

paul_uk7
02-03-2010, 10:17 PM
Lovely painting, and very beautiful.

mannafig
02-03-2010, 10:57 PM
Absolutely beautiful dear Cesare:):)
Oh to walk through your mind and see all the wondeful places you can conjure up:D

Caesar
02-03-2010, 11:59 PM
You're too kind, dear Paul! Thank You.

Dear Amanda, talking to Caesar about conjures ... makes me feel a little uneasy :((You now, those two rascals of Brutus and Cassius in the past ...).:rolleyes::D
You're obviously welcome in my mind whenever You wish, my friend (I even think I must have seen You there sometimes in the past :p). However be informed that there are also some other enchanting, but quite dangerous and risky places and entities which may put in jeopardy or trap visitors, especially nice ladies and centaurettes ....:eek::D
Don't shiver, I was just kidding ;)... Thank You!:)

mannafig
02-04-2010, 12:48 AM
Hahaha you are a very funny guy I thank you for the invitation:):):D

Evart
02-04-2010, 03:22 PM
Lovely and colorful scenery my friend :D

Caesar
02-04-2010, 10:42 PM
Thank You too, dear Evart! As for colours, I never fix them at start, but very vaguely. I then take them from the full range while on the job ...
In a way colours come directly from my mind rather than by planning and consideration of the lessons and manuals thereabout (I read amounts of).