Sunday, October 1, 2017

Francesco Fontana : Day Four

On the fourth day of the workshop, we went to Valencia to paint.  We ended up in a little park by a plaza, where there were benches and a fountain to replenish our water supply.  The scene I chose was a large tree against an old, large building.  There were umbrellas in the foreground and also--yes! Valencia orange trees.  I also liked the dome in the background.  Here's my thumbnail sketch:

I tried, but I think I still have a lot to learn!  It was a very busy spot, and had a real city buzz.  I can't find my painting from the day, and I may not have even brought it back, but I do recall that I had put so much emphasis on the tree that it was hard to relate to the painting as a city scene.  My sketch was a little more successful in that regard.

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