Did I mention I took dozens of door photos in Orvieto, Italy?
Think I did. So you know more door paintings of Orvieto were coming soon!
I went on a search for a particular building in Orvieto this past May – a house covered in wall pots. I saw it on the Internet and had an address for it, but once I was trouncing through the town’s streets, I discovered the address was wrong. Luckily I chanced upon it after 10 minutes of wandering aimlessly. I took loads of photos, and I can likely paint at least 4 good pieces from there. First up, the door! This piece is #81, “Orvieto Potted Door”.
The fourth door I’ve painted of Orvieto caught my eye because of its bricked arch and terracotta wall pieces. When I took the photo of this door, I decided to include the little balcony above, thinking it made such a nice composition. Only when I was home drawing the piece did I see that this perfect little composition wasn’t so perfect – the balcony was not centred over the door. At first I thought that I’d correct this and draw it centred, but I quickly dismissed that notion in order to capture the quirky AND beautiful truth of Italy. Here’s “Green Lantern Door, Orvieto”: