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  Tuscan Village - Original & egg tempera painting by Linda Paul
Framed Size 44" x 24.5"   Price $2,490.00 Free shipping in USA and to Canada
Beautiful original art painting of an Italian village and its little shops and cafe. This painting has incredible texture!



Painting is framed is a hand-crafted frame that has been hand-painted by artist Linda Paul in a beautiful rich dark brown with distressed highlights

Tuscan Village Original Framed Painting
Framed size 44" x 24.5"

Price: $2,490.00


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Artist's Inspiration: I wanted to create a Mediterranean village and all the life it encompasses. When I travel in Europe, exploring little towns and villages is my favorite pastime. Then once I have looked in all four corners (my husband has a different expression for it), I love to sit down and enjoy a coffee and a treat in a nice outdoor cafe. I love how the cafes are tucked into little nooks and crannies, like the village was an English muffin.

This painting is a series of Italian vignettes: The first is a house where tomatoes are being strung and are drying in the sun. This is where sundried tomatoes come from!  My cocker spaniel is sitting on the step. A red bicycle is parked with all kinds of goodies from the market. Through the wisteria framed archway is Cafe del Dolce Mama! At the very back of the cafe is a tiny arched window with a miniature Italian landscape. A flower shop is laden with Tuscan sunflowers, tulips, calla lilies, gladiolas, blue hydrangeas & curly willow. The last little store is a gelato & Italian dessert shop where you can get all kinds of sweet things. Its siesta time in the village. dolce far niente - the sweetness of doing nothing!
 

About egg tempera paintings:
Linda Paul uses natural crushed stone & earth mixed with a bit of water and egg yolk to make her paint. Blues come from crushed lapis lazuli, greens from malachite & natural green earth found around Verona Italy. She uses fascinating colors which have been "lost" for hundreds of years & new colors which she has discovered in the Rocky Mountains. Her earth ochers come from the ancient  mines of  France & Italy. 
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 customer comments 
I found your website while I was searching through Google for Italian Décor and Design. I found that your artwork truly captured the Tuscany region of Italy. In fact, I can’t wait to receive my order. It has been my dream to return to Florence and the Tuscany region of Italy. Therefore, I decided to select your piece of artwork named “Tuscany Window” to hang in my kitchen. Sincerely,  Cindy Schlecht 


 I wanted to extend my gratitude to you for the pleasure of viewing such wonderful works of art that reflect my love of the Italian and French regions of our beautiful world.   Thank you, Mona Lisa

 Here is how "Tuscan Village - Italian Landscape Original Painting was created by Linda Paul






 

I started  with a red chalk drawing, trying to layout the main elements of what I want. Drawing in red chalk goes back to the days of the Masters. You cover a piece of sketch paper with red chalk and then rub it into the paper. Then when you are drawing with a red carbethello pencil, you can "erase" lines simply by dusting away the chalk.

The sketch is very rough at this stage. From left to right will be little vignettes of village life:  a house where someone is stringing tomatoes for drying in the sun ( I think my cocker spaniel will be sitting on the step). Then an arched tunnel with a wonderful cafe at the back. In front to the cafe I am going to create a fabulous big mama statue & menu board. I think I will call the cafe, "Dolce Mama's Cafe". Then there is a flower shop and finally a gelato shop. Its siesta time in the village.
 


 


I have prepared a board for this painting, 1/4" maple with an oak crib on the back with 10 layers of gesso on both the front and the back. I have transferred my drawing to the prepared board and now I am texturing certain parts of the board .


I have now finished lightly texturing certain areas of the board.  Its a little hard to see because at this stage its white on white, but there is enough shadow under the sculpted items to get the idea.

 



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I am starting the color portion of the painting. I begin with a wash of pure pale yellow ochre over most of the artwork. (this is a natural mineral from the ochre mines in France). I am going to start working up the colors of the second vignette first, (the archway, bicycle & Dolce Mama's Cafe).  These colors will set the tone for the rest of the painting. I want high contrast & rich earth tones of clay, rust, green & brick red set off by blue wisteria & a red bike. My dolce mama chef statue will be a cornucopia of color



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This is such a fun painting to create. I am having a very good time. I am just starting to develop my colors. It wonderful to not have a preconceived notion of what the colors will be and just let the painting develop organically.  Its not the color itself that is relevant, its the color you put next to it that brings it to life.
 



 


 
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