Another View Volpaia Vineyard in October

Tuscan landscape painting

Two months ago I started as oil painting based on a view of the vineyards below Volpaia. The 16th century hilltop village is home to a winery. We enjoyed a delicious lunch under the trees overlooking the surrounding landscape.

The food was wonderful. Yet it’s the landscape that I can still taste! So much so that yesterday’s pastel and today’s are both inspired by my recollection of it.

Frankly, I am surprised at how similar the two pastels are to each other. I am using both of them to finish work on my oil painting of the same view. I like the gestural calligraphy in this one. The other is more painterly. I am trying to capture both in the painting.

Tuscan landscape painting
October in Tuscany II, pastel, 9 x 12

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Author: Dorothy Fagan

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