I just returned from a fourteen day painting trip in the Puglia region of Italy with the renowned Barry Coombs and a group of sixteen other accomplished painters from Ontario and Alberta.
Puglia is white ….. and I mean white! It quarries the world’s finest and oldest marble, granite and limestone. As such, the architecture is predominately white [especially after the sun’s bleach and the applied milk wash] with subtle shades of ochre, sienna and umber. [Those who aren’t artists try to sound like artists!]
My supply of ‘titanium white’ was soon exhausted but, luckily, the local Alberobello art store had four tubes for me to buy!