Pardon my absence in blogging, with the kids back to school I can now do catch up with my paintings and blogging.
This painting below was completed a while ago of Riomaggiore, the progress of which I present to you now.
Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre. It was first mentioned in the 13th century. The founders of the village moved from the hills to the sea, and built 3-4-storey houses on the rocky, steep territory. The houses have two entrances, one at the front, and one at the back, usually higher up. The buildings were constructed this way not only because of the steep hills, but also for safety reasons, so that the inhabitants could escape in case of Saracen attacks.