Campanile di Giotto (Detail) by Matthew Holden Bates

in #ntopaz2 years ago (edited)


Here is the second installment of my up close look at my oil paintings. This is a classic, the painting took all Summer to paint back when I had an outdoor studio in my garden. The painting depicts the front face of the four sided bell tower which is completely covered in Marble Inlay and statuary. It is an amazing building, and it was great to get to know it even better by painting it.

Seeing this again makes me realize that I should get back to work on my newest Duomo Project. These paintings take time and need to be picture perfect which can be overwhelming at times. Still, I know what I have to do!

Here is the entire painting:


“Campanile di Giotto” Oil on Canvas / private collection ©️Matthew Holden Bates

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This is really beautiful painting. By first view top part of painting is looks like photograph. Gorgeous art work my friend. Blue sky and white building make this painting perfect.

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Thanks!!!! The blue sky was painted with an airbrush, that’s why it is so even. I can’t take credit for the building, that is pure Florentine genius!!

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Incredible details, @matteopaints! What a fantastic work!!!

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