|Cortona, 30x15, oil on panel. Available|
What I liked about this scene was all the repeating shapes and lines. Rectangles, half circles, squares and triangles. Despite the tall verticals there is good eye movement in it. Though it painted realistically, it comes off as an abstract. Since the majority of the scene is in shadow, I could paint it rather flat (local tone) with just a bit of light hitting the roofs (it was about high noon) to give dimension.
I am not sure of the significance of all the flags, but it seemed that each town we were in the town flag was in evidence. Everywhere.