Acrylic on Canvas Panel
11 x 14 in/27.9 x 35.6 cm
It was painted from a personal reference photo that was so striking that I felt compelled to paint it.
I decided to paint it in acrylic, mainly because of the many layers needed to give the illusion of receding light and shadow. One of the great attributes of acrylic paint--to dry quickly--allowed me to complete the painting, and to repaint as necessary, over a couple of afternoons.
My favorite part was painting the bright, outdoor light outside the arched entryway. The visible structure and the distant mountain provide depth and atmospheric perspective.
I hope you like it.