Oil 11x 14 linen on wood.
This is a commission done of a woman's grandfather's home village. The old color photo I worked from was badly washed out so I had to fake it to a large degree. I felt tight working this way and choked on an early smaller version. I loosened up on this bigger one and she got a deal as the price didn't go up.
I'm basically happy with this one within the limitations of working from the photo. Even though I often work from photo's, usually I take them myself and more importantly, I was at the place and can remember the feeling to a degree, especially if I do the painting within 24 hours of when I took the photo. That's my theory... Anyway, when you believe something is true the brain gives you that extra confidence. I missed that confidence here, but don't feel I failed, especially as the client is very happy, thank God