The Weekly Photo Challenge from Cheri today asks us to “share an image that means “earth” to you,” for upcoming Earth Day. This photographic detail of my painting of Cypress Alleyway, which I have already featured on thechangingpalette more than once, is my way of celebrating an earthly magical place that I shall never forget.
Basilica di San Francesco, Assissi matted and framed
In November 2013 for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers I posted the progress from blank canvas to finished painting of the beautiful Cypress Alleyway at Castello di Reschio in Umbria, Italy. Since two years have now gone by this week’s Photo Challenge: Transition seemed to be the perfect excuse to re-purpose Birth of a Painting. I hope you agree.
Montalcino, Tuscany 21.8.15
Cypress Alleyway Half and Half
Half photograph, half painting of Cypress Alleyway, Castello di Reschia in Umbria, Italy.
The original photo and paintingYou can see how the painting was developed from a charcoal sketch to the finished work here in a previous Weekly Photo Challenge:Layers, which I also titled Birth of a Painting, in November 2013.
This painting of Venice from 2008 was inspired by Turner’s Venetian watercolours and seemed appropriate to post after my last three exercises from the chapter in Lesson’s from the Great Master’s entititled Joseph Mallord William Turner: colour harmony.