Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Fontana dell'Ovato

Finished the mural yesterday - client is very happy and now I have to get back to some mundane decorating back at home where I have a hallway to re-decorate before Christmas.

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Fontana dell'Ovato

Day five finished on the mural - a couple of days left to go for completion (I hope).
Lots more colour added now - still lots of work to do on the oval fountain - avoiding the temptation to go into too much detail.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Fontana dell'Ovato

Here are some photographs of the halfway stage of a mural I am currently working on.
It is an interpretation of the The Fontana dell'Ovato ("Oval Fountain") which can be seen at Villa d'Este, Tivoli near Rome in Italy.

At this stage I have very loosely painted in the design in raw umber and then I am gradually building up the washes of colour. I intend for the finished piece to be more suggested rather than get bogged down in too much detail.