Monday, 14 January 2013

Lost in Time



















Down a back street in a run-down part of the city you can find some beautiful buildings but they are totally unloved.
This boarded up 'palazzo' dominates a little square, but it's not an area where you would like to linger.  Who knows who once lived here and how the square once looked.  It has a lovely little fountain in the middle  and I'm told that the square is very lively in the evenings but I'm not sure I want to find out nor will I be walking the backstreets at night!

13 comments:

Polly Birchall said...

Lovely painting, you've made a dodgy area look really interesting, and such intriguing textures

Vandy said...

What atmosphere in this painting. Fabulous. It makes me want to go for a walk and find this street. Beautifully painted.

Floriana Quaini said...

Ciao,
hai reso benissimo gli aspetti positivi e negativi del palazzo, simili a tanti altri in Sicilia e in Italia dove l'attenzione per l'enorme patrimonio artistico spesso รจ latitante!
Ciao, ciao, auguri per il nuovo anno, Floriana

. said...

You found beauty in a unloved place, very lovely!!!

Sue Pownall said...

I love urban decay - this is a lovely painting of it.

Dan Kent said...

Love, love, love! Now this is why they say artists see what others don't. This is a great piece!

Barbara Roth said...

This is another wonderful painting. Did you use your Schminke paints?

Cathy Holtom said...

I find crumbly walls and old wood
strangely attractive!
Thanks for the comments :)

Cathy Holtom said...

Yes Barbara I used my new paints, but I don't think I'm using them to their full potential yet!

Katherine Thomas said...

This is SO nicely done! I love the textures and I love the composition. It is a mystery to me how you can create that softness and blendedness while still defining the lines and shapes. That is true artistry, my friend!

Sarah Melling said...

Beautifully mysterious. The things those windows have seen!

Laura Moore said...

Wow Cathy. Gorgeous textures, light, and subject. My favourite of yours so far I think. Thanks for showing us.

Lucia B. said...

Also in Firenze there are places that don't look so different from this one! Your painting shows very well the feeling of decay inspired buy these buildings!

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