6 x 8
by Pat Fiorello
This was a small study for possibly a larger painting somewhere down the line. It's based on a photo from my recent trip to Lake Garda in northern Italy. This was a street in a wonderful town called Limone on the northern end of Lake Garda. It had an abundance of bougainvillea - even in late September.
The bougainvillea is always a challenging color to capture- -it's not really purple. I tried few combinations on my own that didn't quite get it, but then I referred to my color charts and saw that magenta plu permanent rose plus white came pretty close.