When I first visited Loro Cuifenna three years ago, I felt entranced by all the doorways in this ancient Etruscan village. I invite you to explore them with me, one by one, as we paint them together.
I began this painting en plein air ~ and completed it in the studio in Virginia.
The village of Loro Cuifenna rises from a deep gorge. Stone villas with terra cotta roofs rise four stories above the top. Walking among them in a maze of cobbled stone streets, bridges, and doorways ~ I felt strangely connected to this ancient place. Painting here grounded me.
In three visits to this captivating village, I have accumulated hundreds of photographs, sketches, and memories. Every door in the village is unique ~ a portal. Each symbolic in its own way, presents the possibility of a painting.
Use your choice of media to paint from it. Interpret it as you wish!
Portal #1 The Verdigris Door
Just the colors suggest meaning of this portal. Green is the color of the Heart Chakra! And the stucco wall is orange ~ the 2nd chakra orange, is the chakra of creativity! Stuck ~ oh my!
You see what I mean about rich with symbolism. I'm sure you will discover far more in painting your own version. I invite you to post your interpretation on your favorite social media, link back to this post. If you like, you can post it to my CreativSOUP Group on Facebook.