posted the wonderful tour of Italy photo blog, I began wanting to paint the Cinque Terre scene. Here is a shrunken version that is not 20MB, so you know which one I mean:
Now that I have secured permission from @WIKEN
(thank you!), it begins with some largish Dibond panels I had cut and delivered.
Those are 120cm x 80cm. I now realize that's not Dibond is it? Hmm. I took one of these, filed off the jagged and dangerous cut edges, sanded it to rough up the surface, gave it two coats of primer and drew on a grid.
Here it is compared to my previous largest painting, the size of this one should keep me happy for a long time. I clearly need to improve my lighting. I'm now penciling in the various important parts so I can easily see where the sky/sea extend, but otherwise I'll just go square by square, more or less. I fully expect to run out of paint.
Time to start mixing! @WIKEN
, if you don't mind, I'd like you to go back and take a few closeups, thanks.
Some alarming stats:
- 80 buildings
- 72 boats
- 222 figures, including 1 artist at easel, many are hard to see
- 92 umbrellas
- 10 staircases