Know the feeling, Fred! My impressionistic attempts always end up as classical pieces! It's a lovely painting, nonetheless - I always enjoy the joie de vivre of your paintings.

Great composition - even the figure looking out of the picture seems to work - nice one Fred

Well done, Fred. You captured the warm atmosphere very well. Like also the way you painted the water!

Thank you all so much, feel better about it now.

I like this Fred, especially the great water.

Thank you Denise.

I have tried so many times to paint portofino, but failed abismally. So well done on capturing the feeling of northern italy!

Thank you Tony. It is so satisfying when someone knows the location you have painted and admires it. I was chuffed i was able to convey the atmosphere and sunshine. Thankyou.

you're very welcome, and congratulations. I'm back there this May ...................... I'll try again................. just love those warm pastle buildings.

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I tried to to be more impressionistic. Started off standing up and using a large flat brush but ended up sitting down using a no.3 round!! It's acrylic on a 16x16 box canvas.

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Fred Elwell

Born In South London now living in Hampshire. A self taught artist although I did attend evening classes at The City and Guilds of London School of Art. As they didn't teach painting in artificial light I had to be content with life drawing two evenings a week. I also did all day on Sundays but…

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