Italy Series – Vatican City Transformation

What special of Vatican City Watercolor Painting?

In 2020 Jan, I created 3 Italy series watercolor painting. Two of them were inspired by Vatican City’s St. Peter Basilica Dome.

Those Italian Series watercolor paintings are different than my regular painting style, I started by a very loose sketch.

Yes, I was sitting on the couch half painting and half-watching Netflix with my husband in 2020 new year.

The watercolor book was on my lap, my reference photo settled on the coffee table.

Vatican City Watercolor Transfomation
Vatican City St. Peter Basilica Dome

Honestly, I could draw the Vatican City’s St Peter Basilica columns and structure more precisely.

But it was not my intention of this Vatican City Watercolor Painting. The dome was the key and I was more excited to express and play with the color.

On the other hand, I was testing my watercolor painting ability.

As you may know, I am a self-taught artist without formal schooling and training. 🙂

What is St. Peter Basilica?

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican (Italian: Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano), or simply St. Peter’s Basilica (Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri), is a church built in the Renaissance style located in Vatican City, the papal enclave which is within the city of Rome.

Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, St. Peter’s is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. It has been described as “holding a unique position in the Christian world” and as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom”

Vatican City Watercolor Painting In Process
Dripping Watercolor Pigment

What is your color palette for Vatican City Watercolor Painting?

Lefranc & Bourgeois is a France watercolor brand to finish all the series. It has 300 years of history.

Diox Violet, Cadmium Red, and some Yellow Orche were the color of my painting.

The reference photo by my last spring trip in Rome, Vatican.

Architecture is one of my favorite drawing or painting subjects. Vatican City Dome roof definitely won my heart in this year 🙂

What I love most about this Vatican City watercolor painting able to deliver the subtle, enchanted, ethereal atmosphere.

Capturing the timeless old century Italian favor in this painting.

Vatican City St Peter Basilica Watercolor Painting

In the near future, you will also able to purchase the Italian series greeting blank card for your collection.