Friday, October 10, 2008

Italian Skyline

Italian Skyline
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

Scenes like this continue to challenge me in the most incredible ways -- angles, buildings, depth, size -- so practicing such complex scenes is something I need to do far more often. This is from a photo refrence and reminded me so much of the view I remember from our trip to Sicily several years ago.

Boots Update: MUCH better -- more sleeping, but mercy, as an outdoor cat being confined to indoors, she is NOT happy, refuses to use her litter box, and is totally BORED, though she has three rooms to roam. At least, the two of us have gotten some sleep! Kittens spent the night in the metal kettle on the front porch ... much like a snug basket!

I've an appointment this morning for an interview with the local newspaper -- I'm taking along a number of paintings and it should be fun.


Diahn said...

It's wonderful, Lin! Great depth, wonderful perspective - gorgeous, rich, Italian color!!

squawmama said...

That is truly a great picture... I love it since I am really into the Tuscan & Italian influence.... Love it...


Anonymous said...

WOW. This is incredible! The buildings are so intricate and detailed against the soft almost fluffy loose trees -- what a great piece. I really have come to think of this as Lin's style! Bravo.

And Bravo on the interview with the paper with your wonderful pictures. So happy for you and proud of you!!!
You go girl!

And thank heavens Boots has settled down a bit. Whew, I KNOW that is a relief.

Joan said...

Good luck with the interview!!

Great job on the perspective of all the buildings in this one!!! That is a challenge. Wonderful colors too...ah, the memories!!

Teri C said...

Lin, this is so gorgeous. All those angles and you achieved great depth.

Jona said...

I think you did a fine job with all these buildings. Well done. A beautiful scene.

Glad to hear Boots is doing better. :))

Tell us more about the interview, Lin.:))