Benvenuti in Toscana

We are traveling next week in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday, so I am limiting my sizes in the studio to avoid having a half-finished or unresolved painting when we come home.

Here is a little 9×12″ painting of the Val d’Orcia , set high up on an olive grove. The scene then slopes down to a Tuscan farmhouse and then back up to the hillsides beyond.

Tuscany landscape painting by Jennifer Young
“Benvenuti in Toscana”
Oil on Canvas, 9×12″
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I plan to do a few smaller works like these over the next while to serve as studies for possibly larger scaled paintings. I liked the idea of undulating rhythm as this painting leads the eye up and down the hillsides. And while I am happy enough with it on a small scale, I’m undecided if I will attempt it in a larger rendition. For now  I think I will move along to one of the other compositional ideas that I have cooking. Hopefully I’ll have more along that line by week’s end.

5 Responses to Benvenuti in Toscana

  1. Beautiful! Your work is such a pleasure to view!

  2. Chris- I am glad you like it. Poppies always make me smile. Your comments are much appreciated!.

  3. Hi Jennifer,

    That’s another beautiful piece of work. You manage the capture the bright sunlight so well.

    sandhya

  4. Beautiful painting Jennifer. I especially love the trees in this one. Your paintings have a wonderful quality of allowing one to transcend over time and oceans to a beautiful landscape that makes me want to go there. Thankfully I am able to be there vicariously through your work. Thank you!

  5. Wow, thanks so much for the nice comments! Painting transports me. I am happy to know that I can convey a little of that feeling to others as well. More of that Tuscan sunshine will be coming your way very soon.

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