I have only been in Tuscany for a few days and the weather has been warmer than usual. I knew it would be early spring with minimal colors in the surrounding landscape so I decided to take some artistic liberties with my color palette in this first "en plein air" painting of my trip. The vineyards are beautifully linear this early in the season. I am still blown away by the way these small villages are nestled between hill tops, rolling olive groves and vineyards.
Hill top view, "Lecchi in Chianti", 9 x 12 watercolor
This photograph was taken early in the day. As the sun moved, landscape details changed and so did my painting.
My make-shift studio, pretty awesome!
One of the many vineyards surrounding Castello di Tornano