Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tuscan Triptych

© St. Hilaire Nelson 2010 | three panels 12x24

The last of the vacation artwork!

Here is the Tuscan scene I worked on over the beach break. I like it for the simplicity. This piece is more about color, pattern and shapes rather than shading and volume. While I was working on it, I likened it to the childhood days of scribbling a big swirly paper and then coloring in the shapes created by overlapping lines. Remember that?


  1. An Italian twist on July 4! Are you familiar with the work of Frances Mayes -- UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN?

    Vivid colors are delightful! Enjoy this Fourth of July with your family and friends.

  2. This is so nice, Elizabeth, and a departure from your usual portraits of animal, vegetables and still life. Now I can see you painting these in your 3rd floor airie in NC. What fun!

  3. I love the simplicity too. I always love coming to your blog and to see what new and wonderful pieces you have created.


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