This commission started out with a college friend and a handful of vacation photos from a special trip with her daughter. I do a fair number of commissions, but rarely work from others trip pic's. Fortunately I had been to this region of Italy and felt like I had an authentic response to the subject. I could close my eyes and remember the quality of the light. A very magical place! Thank you Kari for the opportunity!
The painting measured 30" x 24" without the frame.
Several photos were referenced and the sketch is a bit of a montage. Here is the progression of the piece:
Here is a view of the installation: