View from San Gimignano – Original Watercolour


An Original Watercolour Unframed

Over the years I’ve painted several versions of this view which I captured late afternoon as the light was fading.

This particular watercolour has been painted on hand made paper showing the deckled edges.

Dimensions 12 × 9 cm
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View from San Gimignano watercolour | Original Paintings of Tuscany Italy – Alan Reed

San Gimignano Paintings

The medieval Tuscan town of San Gimignano is famous for its towers which make for a very distinctive skyline. Looking from San Gimignano Tuscany across the countryside into the early evening sunlight can be just as enchanting. This simple composition is an exercise in ariel perspective. It allows the distant washes to create a sense of depth. The dark foreground allows the viewer to rest on the main area of interest.  The picturesque buildings, some in shadow, some highlighted by the low evening light. See more Original Paintings of Italy

Learn to Paint in Italy

I learnt how to make my own sketchbooks using paper from Khadi Paper and leather from a local supplier.

Over the years, my paintings of Italy have resonated with many customers.  Particularly those who have properties there. I’ve been very fortunate to have received a number of commissions to go out to Italy.  Where I create Paintings of clients homes particularly in Umbria, described as the “Green Heart of Italy”.

I deliberately choose to use a limited palatte to create mood and atmosphere. Usually working on location in my hand made sketchbooks so that I have something to show the client before starting on the finished work. I will refer back to my studies painted on location to ensure that I retain the lively brush marks and looseness of the original sketch.