This was painted for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout October Challenge. The city is very picturesque and is filled with brightly painted architecture, narrow pitted roads. Almost all the homes are either behind walls or have iron work on the windows and door. Walls have climbing vines in brilliant shades and flowers brighten up the most humble dwellings. With all that material, it is an artists dream setting, but I couldn't seem to get into the cityscape and architectural drawing - so I looked around and found this lake - a rare nice landscape in a mostly arid and washed out countryside.
8.5"x6" acrylic on linen painted mostly with palette knife.