Piazza del Campo Siena Original Painting

£3,500.00

Image size: 580.00 x 580.00 mm

An Original Fine Art Watercolour Painting

The last time we visited the medieval city of Siena in Tuscany in Italy I spent time painting Piazza del Campo in my tiny sketchbook. These studies painted on location have been the inspiration for this larger original watercolour of the Campo.

The distinct formation of the Piazza del Campo Siena is just one of the reasons why UNESCO recognises Siena as the ideal embodiment of a medieval city. I have to say, from an artist’s perspective, it is a visual delight.

A wash of Rose Madder was used to set the tone and mood for the warm base colour of the distinctive architecture.

The figures basking in the warm Tuscan sun add to the lively scene. The wash of pale blue for the sky provides the necessary space for the eye to rest.

The main square, Piazza del Campo is commonly called “il Campo” and hosts major events, namely the Palio.

Il Campo is a unique area where tourists come to sit, after walking the romantic streets of Siena. (Limited edition Print)

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Piazza del Campo Siena Original Painting

” Piazza del Campo, Italy Original Watercolour | Paintings of Siena – Alan Reed

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An original painting of this beautiful city in Siena. Susan and I have visited the medieval city of Siena on two ocassions. On the second trip, I decided to spend time painting Piazza del Campo Siena in my tiny sketchbook.

On arriving back to my studio in Ponteland, these studies inspired me to do this larger original watercolour of the Campo.

After drawing out the scene in pencil, I laid a wash of Rose Madder over the sheet of paper. This was used to set the tone and mood for the warm base colour of the distinctive architecture. The wash of pale blue for the sky provides the necessary space for the eye to rest. Read Alan Reed Painting Blog about Paintings of Siena

I find that adding figures basking in the warm Tuscan sun add life to the composition. For all your paintings of Siena Italy visit Alan Reed Studio & Gallery in Ponteland, Northumberland.

Il Campo

The main square Piazza del Campo, is commonly called “il Campo” and hosts major events, namely the Palio.

After walking the romantic streets of Siena, il Campo is a beautiful area where tourists can come to sit. (Limited edition Print)

My first visit to Siena was in February 1999. It was a wonderfully bright and crisp, sunny (but cold) morning. We arrived at the shell shaped Piazza del Campo (where the famous Palio horse racing is held twice a year). It was just a little too cool to do any painting. However I spent quality time observing the locals wandering around the piazza. Most of them were men who would often stop to greet each other and stand chatting. It was lovely seeing them enjoying the bright morning sunlight and their conversations.

Story of the Piazza in Siena

The formation of the Piazza del Campo. One of the reasons why UNESCO recognises Siena as the ideal embodiment of a medieval city. I have to say, from an artist’s perspective, it is a visual delight.

Siena was built in the place where three antique hilltop towns sloped together. However, they eventually combined to create the community of Siena.

Il Campo was built on the intersection of the three main roads that lead to and from Siena. It was destined to be a neutral ground where political and civic holidays could be celebrated.

The homogenous architectural form of the square and the buildings facing indicate that it did not happen by accident. It was always the city leader’s intention to create a harmonious structure between the buildings and the square.

See more paintings of Siena by Alan Reed of Tuscany HERE

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Weight 1.00 kg
Dimensions 1.00 × 580.00 × 580.00 cm

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