Oil Painting Tuscan Shed


Oil on Panel
© Rebecca King Hawkinson

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Oil Painting Tuscan Shed Shop Art Rebecca King Hawkinson
2012 18×24 Oil on Panel © Rebecca King Hawkinson

I made this Oil painting Tuscan Shed outside in the sunshine on the top of a hill in the Val d’Orcia Region of Tuscany.   Hills and white chalk roads wound like S-curves around the villa and through the countryside. The chalky roads reflect the warm Tuscan Sun.  The mornings were crystal clear, and the sky was crisp and dry.

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But these clear mornings gave way to rolling clouds over the hills. In the afternoon these clouds chased each other out to sea.  I remembered seeing these patterns weather over the island of Irelend.  The ocean breathes clouds into the sky and the breeze sends them flowing back over the land.

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This painting was made with the archival chalk hide glue gesso similar to the formula of Cennini recorded in his book Il Libro dell ArteMy own teacher first taught me this recipe in his Asheville and South of France studios when I learning to paint in oil for the first time.

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Dimensions 18 × 24 × 1 in
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