Painterly Tuscan Painting

Painterly Tuscan Painting

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 16th 2019

Bring rustic Italian vibes into home décor with Traditions™ Artist Acrylic.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • 8" x 8" stretched canvas
    • paintbrushes


    1. Paint the edges of the canvas in Quinacridone Gold and the center in Raw Sienna, using quick brush-strokes and a saturated brush.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using Warm White, paint the rectangular shape of a window in the center of the canvas, extending the bottom and top edges out slightly. Add some shadow lines with Quinacridone Gold and a 4-pane window shape in the center.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Add a shadow in the top left corner and the bottom center of the canvas in Burnt Sienna. Use this same color to add shadow lines to the window pane and the edge of the frame. (Use rough lines in a painterly manner.)
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Add "leaf" shapes using a quick stroke with a smaller brush in varying directions over the top left corner and middle of the window frame in Sap Green. Mix Sap Green, Warm White, and Diarylide Yellow and add light green "leaf" shapes over top of the darker leaves, creating a layer of leaves branching further down from the original area. Add shadows to the window with Prussian Blue Hue around the frame and in the top right area of the individual window panes.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Mix Prussian Blue Hue with Warm White to make a pale blue shade; add this color as a highlight to each individual window pane, areas on and around the frame, and a couple areas around the spots with bunched leaves.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Mix Warm White with Diarylide Yellow to add highlights all over the surface of the background as well as in areas of the window pane and the shadow under the window, adding texture and visual interest.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Mix Light Violet with Warm White to make a lavender shade. Use this color to add more highlights to the window pane, frame, and the area around it that are painted pale blue (in STEP 5).
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Mix Warm White with Quinacridone Violet to make a pink. Use this mix to add flowers to the cascading leaves at the top, spilling down toward the window and then from the bottom of the frame toward the bottom of the painting itself. Use a small brush and quick strokes in various directions.
    16. Instruction #8