|Colosseum Purple Watercolour Painting|
I've painted it quite a few times in watercolour but I've been experimenting a bit with oil painting recently so thought I'd try to paint it in oils! Heres a few photos of behind the scenes of my painting (some of the photos were taken at night so not the best quality):
The very first sketch onto the canvas with a rough wash of acrylic paint just to get an idea of the structure.
First layer of oil paint to establish some tones and colours. I always paint everything at the same time and lots of layers.
Lots more tones and a funny greeny colour has appeared!
Brightened up the Italian sky and added a few purple dark tones.
Starting to come together. I can't resist the purple and blues in the shadows!
Pretty much finished, I just like to live with a painting for a while to see if I can spot anything thats not quite right!
|Colossuem Oil Painting|
I'm off to Sicily soon so can't wait to be inspired by lots more Italian architecture!