For our last day painting on the Cinque Terre, Alvaro takes us back to old Monterosso. We stand under the railway bridge as the trains thunder overhead. Not what you would call a relaxing painting position, but we are out of the sun. It is important to paint in the shade. But the subject should have some sun and shadow for the best outcome. Alvaro does a great job finding our painting subjects each time.
Alvaro does a quick charcoal sketch for us to reinforce the importance of values in your painting.
Followed by a great painting
I still have a long way to go. I am learning heaps. Alvaro makes it look so easy. Sometimes I manage to do one brush stroke that I am pleased with. But most of the time it is frustrating and very challenging. But that is ok, I came here to learn and also to have a holiday. A painting holiday certainly changes your perspective, you take greater care when you look around you. Every corner you turn is a prospective painting.
We were treated to a beautiful bride coming down the steps in old Monterosso.
We are very sad to leave Monterosso, it is such a picturesque little village. Our Villa had such a warm and friendly feel. The food was all handmade, simply stunning and very tempting.
One last glance, another image to burn into my memory.