By Francesco Corsi

With the oil technique, the paintings are made directly on site, that is, from life, in the manner of the Impressionists en plein air, within a few hours.

These works, created in the studio, translate the theme of Pistolesi's fantastic world into painting, populated by wandering characters in places that seem dreamlike transpositions. The tempera grassa technique refers to the Renaissance tempera made with eggs, white wine and mastic, which the painter makes himself in the studio and which allows him to proceed with glazing, or overlapping. It is therefore a very slow technique, but which allows to obtain plays of filtering light that contribute to making his tempera magical.

This technique is initially based on a charcoal drawing on which pastel colors are superimposed. Then we proceed with the modeling by spreading tempera glazes. The mixed technique is well suited for the execution of both portraits and landscapes.

This is a drawing technique particularly dear to the artist because it allows a superior softness of shades. It involves drawing with a sort of chalk of various ranges of red called sanguine which is used both to draw the line and to blend. It lends itself a lot to the execution of the modeling required by the figure and is therefore widely used for both nudes and faces. With this technique all the preparatory studies of the frescoes are carried out.

Pencil drawing It is to be considered the drawing par excellence. It is performed in the tip of the pencil allowing to reach remarkable levels of modeling. Ink drawing More strictly speaking, it is an ink drawing, prepared directly by the artist with oak berries. Usually the drawings are done directly on the spot en plein air.

Numerous and of considerable importance are the murals, painted by the master as frescoes in some locations of public interest.