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07-30-2015, 09:05 AM
Done in oil, ref from internet, artist Frank Duveneck, I really enjoyed doing this as I love all the texture in it

07-30-2015, 09:44 AM
Your enjoyment shows through, Pat. This is awesome :):):):):):):):)

07-30-2015, 10:28 AM
I really like the textures of the walls and the atmosphere around them ...

Me gusta mucho las texturas de los muros y la atmósfera que los rodea...

07-30-2015, 11:22 AM
A really exceptional piece, the atmosphere is tranquil.

07-30-2015, 01:46 PM
This is wonderful Pat - the way you have integrated the colours makes me wish I could look over your shoulder while you are painting. :)

07-30-2015, 07:50 PM
This is both a geographic and time travelling, dear June! What a marvellous outcome! It reminds some central-southern village of post war Italian comedies and neo-realistic movies with Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marcello Mastroianni etc. were acting. Good old times ...
Your painting is a little masterpiece where You captired perfectly the light of a bright day on this ancient looking village. Several artists here produced paintings and lythographiies with the many mountain, hill and sea village who kept their picturesque views along a couple of centuries or more and there's still a market for the disappearing best of them (especially the ones no more with us, such as Enotrio or Aldo Riso).

https://www.google.it/search?q=enotrio&biw=1280&bih=855&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CDAQsARqFQoTCMP6g7awgscCFUVaFAodnB4MlQ#tbm=is ch&q=aldo+riso+opere&imgdii=zcX1awOTWI1isM%3A%3BzcX1awOTWI1isM%3A%3Bq4N m4EOMpPMrHM%3A&imgrc=zcX1awOTWI1isM%3A

07-30-2015, 09:06 PM
Amazing! Real talent - I must have a go at buildings - I am learning every day and just joined this forum today :)

07-30-2015, 11:49 PM
Beautiful painting, you can see and feel the warmth in this scene..

07-31-2015, 06:41 AM
Superb work....love it. And the textures are way cool....:cool::cool::cool::cool:

07-31-2015, 08:27 AM
I too love the texture and the colors well done

07-31-2015, 01:20 PM
I been away awhile (dealing with Windows 10), and this tranquil beautiful painting is just what I needed. I love the colors! What a job you did with the light and textures.

08-01-2015, 04:23 AM
I brought up the artist original at http://www.frankduveneck.org/Italian-Courtyard.html and viewed the two side by side. Really interesting seeing the two versions and the different techniques.

Nicely done. I like it.

08-02-2015, 05:25 AM
Thank you all so much for taking the time to comment, I always appreciate it a lot

08-02-2015, 06:33 AM
How many layers were used?

08-02-2015, 07:08 AM
One layer used on this painting, thanks for checking it out

08-03-2015, 12:47 AM
Reminds me very much of a small village in France called Cordes Sur Ciel.