Plein Air in Tuscany

plein air in Tuscany
plein air in Tuscany
Panzano Vineyards, oil, 16 x 20
plein air in Tuscany
On arrival, a large cloud shadowed the vineyard in the foreground.

I couldn’t resist the opportunity of a brilliant October day in Tuscany to paint en plein air. We searched for the perfect spot. Late afternoon sunlight lit the vineyard in the foreground.

I could see that clouds were moving slowly. Deep blue greens in the vineyard would soon be brilliant yellow greens with purple shadows. In anticipation I painted the distant landscape first, setting the stage for the light.

plein air in Tuscany
Finishing up, the sun is getting quite low leaving my easel in deep shadow.

 

plein air in Tuscany

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Author: Dorothy Fagan

Experimenter, gardener, grandmother ... Dorothy Fagan plays with creativity, dreams, and paint every day.