With so many greens in the landscape in Tuscany, the occasional red accent flowers, in this case, geraniums, appear even more vibrant.
I took the opportunity to do a quick demo on colors to help students while teaching my recent workshop there.
Started out with a variety of reds and oranges, warmer on the sunlit side
Added in a dark background in a neutral tone which will have the flowers ultimately appear more colorful
Here's another example of the geraniums. I think they like the Tuscan sun- they are some of the biggest geraniums I've ever seen.
The final oil painting study 6 x8 Geraniums