You may have read a month or so ago about my dilemma with this commissioned Tuscany painting! You may have also read that I got it back to make alterations..as you can see I have now painted out the sky that was formerly above these villas. A quick scroll down the page will show you the first version of Tuscany :)
I didn't really like it to be honest because it's not ME. However I did learn a lot from it in terms if skill and about who I am. I did vow never to accept another commission that wasn't for my true style and I also reminded myself how personally draining I find making art for no reason other than money! I never did bond with this painting. All that being said I am determined to finish this painting! I will end up with a happy customer and I will take from this what ever I can in terms of personal growth. Actually, 'grounded' was the collage I did to work through some of my frustrations with this painting so all is far from lost!
The painting looks a little bizarre and in-coherent at the moment but I think I may even like it a bit (just a little) better now the blue is gone. It takes away some of the cottagey look that it had. I heard Bobbie in my head saying "just paint those hills...really paint them" so I did and I enjoyed painting them! Thanks Bobbie:)
On the hills I am putting a big villa and grape vines. The 'owners' of the villa also own the grapevines and a winery hence their status and financial prosperity. They are too overlook the town that was born from the industry relies on the jobs provided by the winery. Well that's the story given to me (and much more descriptive than my first brief!) and that's what I'll paint! I'll keep you posted!