Oil on canvas
91 x 91 x 2 cm
A landscape view of the hillside town of Assissi in Umbria, in Central Italy. The painting was made over several weeks, drawing from a photograph printed in a Sunday supplement magazine. It reminded me of walking up to the hermitage with my mother in the Seventies, an arduous 2 mile trudge battling sharp January winds. The composition is a simplification of the motif, using a limited palette to organise the perspective and the spatial relationship of the different elements of buildings, roads, trees and sky. The paint layers are relatively thin.
This painting is now sold and happily ensconced in its new home, offsetting the sofa and bringing pleasure to some wonderful new owners whose testimony is below.
‘Kate, we are so thrilled with the new painting. I love the sense of ‘a short stop on a walk in the hills’. It has added a whole new dimension to the room’, and also ‘They instantly look like they belong in the spaces we have chosen and we love them.’