‘Notte Insome’ was created using palette knife and oil paint which has been slowly built up layer by layer to achieve depth and texture. I always create a background by painting different shapes in diferent colors, layers which show under the top layers and then I will finaly create the acctual image on top.
The painting was inspired by the novel ‘Anna Karenina’, a classic story of doomed love by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. The title ‘Notte Insome’ (‘Sleeples Night’) I chose to be in italian as I think it sounds more beautiful and dramatic.
“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” -Leo Tolstoy