Siena Limited Edition Print, signed and numbered | Prints of Siena Italy – Alan Reed
Prints of Siena
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Paintings of Italy, Siena
My first visit to Siena was in February 1999. It was a wonderfully bright and crisp, sunny (but cold) morning. When we arrived, the shell shaped Piazza del Campo was very quiet. It’s 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.
A Visit to Tuscany
We enjoyed visiting the medieval city of Siena in Tuscany in Italy’s whilst on our Painting Holiday in Italy. I spent an enjoyable time painting Piazza del Campo in my tiny sketchbook. This resulted in the Italy sketchbook being part of our own private collection. These studies painted on location have been the inspiration for a larger original watercolour of the Campo. The Original painting of Siena is for sale through alanreed.com
The distinct formation of the Piazza del Campo Siena is 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.
I used a wash of Rose Madder was used to set the tone and mood for the warm base colour of the distinctive architecture.
Piazza del Campo
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)
Painting of Siena from the cold shadows, looking towards the warmth of the shell shaped Campanile in Siena which is famous for hosting the Palio horse race.
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