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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Rooftops -Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov, 30x40, oil on linen

Last year I saw the photo of this scene posted on FB by my sister-in-law. I Really Wanted to Paint it. But last year, it intimidated me. I downloaded the image (with her permission) and saved it for a later time. In April I decided to go for it. The rooftops are so catawampus who would know but me where it is off and really, in this scene, who cares? Not only did I want to have a few routes through and around this intriguing place but I also wanted to see how many different colored and textured orange roofs I could get out of it. In the end I think I used 3-4 different reds and yellows with blues added where needed. It was a maze to figure out but I did enjoy painting this piece and I learned a lot doing it. I have a few paintings unfinished that I think this piece has given me the information I need to finish them up.

I looked up Cesky Krumlov and it is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. I believe this was shot from the castle overlooking the old town.

This has been a tough painting to photograph. Some of the reds I cannot get the camera to read correctly so I may repaint them to see if that helps.