Painting Challenge- Day 6 – Italian Clothesline

Painting Challenge- Day 6 – Italian Clothesline
September 8, 2013 Sue
"Italian Clothesline" Watercolor 5 x 7  $100

“Italian Clothesline”
Watercolor 5 x 7

Today’s painting takes us on a trip to Italy, probably one of my favorite places. Such rich warm colors that you can feel the sun on the stone building. I love using those colors in my palette too – burnt sienna, quinacridone gold, raw umber – pulling together to give that deep warmth.

And  how cute is that laundry hanging from the windows! We don’t see that too much here in the States but in Europe not many people use dryers so it is very common for the laundry to be hung outside.

Well, we’re coming upon the end of the first week of the challenge and I have to admit the painting has not been as much of the challenge for me as the rest of the process. After the painting comes the scanning, resizing, saving, posting to the blog, posting to facebook, yada, yada, yada! Oh my!  I will just have to try to be more organized.

Thank you all who have been sending me photos of your doorways too.  I love it, you guys are amazing! So keep checking here to see how your photos have been transformed into paintings.

This post is part of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge with Leslie Saeta. Check out her blog here to see some of the other 300 artists participating in this event

Comments (4)

  1. Suzanne McRae 4 years ago

    Italy is beautiful. I was there with my daughter about 8 years ago. This brought back wonderful memories.

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      Sue 4 years ago

      We were there about 10 years ago, Suzanne and oh how I wish to go back. I have so many great photos, sketches and memories too!

  2. Michele Bergh 4 years ago

    What a sweet image! I love the laundry hanging there.

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      Sue 4 years ago

      Michele, I thought it was sweet too. Not something we see everyday

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