Watercolor: Vacation Rental

Vacation Rental 10 x 6.59 Watercolor on Bristol paper

Inspired by a reference photo I knew I wanted to paint when I snapped it ten years ago in Florence, Italy. Old world charm, wrapped around a relaxed array of books, maps and tangerines from the market downstairs, all polished with a wash of Italian light. I think I’ve loved window light in rooms like this since I was a child, and I so enjoy painting them today – for the challenge of trying to really see & render the values and temperatures that convey such a relaxed, invitational atmosphere.

First washes in the early stages of the watercolor.


9 Responses to Watercolor: Vacation Rental

  1. Sadia Hussain 11/28/2009 at 12:51 pm #

    Stunning painting! Such fine details and beautiful choice of colors!

  2. Barbara M. 08/19/2009 at 10:46 am #

    Hi Belinda,

    This is beautiful. Just amazing.

    I’ve been on holiday and unable to comment for a couple of weeks.

    Love this. I’m going to Florence this year. You’ve made me even more excited about the trip.


  3. Mary Sheehan Winn 08/19/2009 at 8:06 am #

    I love it. It has a Wyeth vibe.

  4. Susan Carlin 08/19/2009 at 6:10 am #

    You give me reason after reason to look forward to seeing each painting you make. This is just wonderful, Belinda!

  5. Robyn 08/19/2009 at 12:24 am #

    Perfetto! I always love your paintings from this holiday apartment, Belinda.

    It’s not only the perfection of the light but the perspective of the tiny objects – I always want to take a magnifying glass and enter the painting.

  6. Don Coker 08/18/2009 at 8:34 pm #

    This is a wonderful piece of work, Belinda!

  7. Dan Kent 08/18/2009 at 2:53 pm #

    I am always amazed at the depth of color you achieve in your watercolors. This is just beautiful. Thanks for posting the early stage of the watercolor. It must be patient layering – layer after layer – that enables you to achieve such richness.

  8. A Brush with Color 08/18/2009 at 9:14 am #

    Fabulous! I love interiors, and this is stunning.

  9. Kate (Cathy Johnson) 08/18/2009 at 8:59 am #

    It’s just beautiful, Belinda…so full of atmosphere and subtle light.

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