About this artwork
Artist Joe Giuffrida displays a view of the beautiful villas at Lake Como. He creates transparency in the foliage, lake, and sky by mixing gouache and watercolor. Joe then applies splattering techniques for points of interest. The buildings, rendered in solid masses of color, create depth in their multiple layers. The scene had a magical mystery feel to it, so large areas of the painting were kept abstract to provoke the viewer's imagination, says Joe.