back to Italy!

I have been aiming to return to Italy and was finally able to do that this fall, with my friend and co-painter- and traveler Maeve. We signed up for a week workshop in the countryside near Florence, which we determined is really just the right amount of time to get warmed up! The very first morning we got up early to paint, and what met our gaze was almost a complete white out! It turned out to be a very nice environment for painting, and, yes, we used more than just white!

See a short video of our stay https://youtu.be/CTG8DHxEO0g

These paintings are all “alla prima”, meaning they were painted all at once on location and have not been touched since. I am planning to work on them more, but here they are in their raw state. The very long one was an experiment of painting on a rolled-up linen ground, I may not be able to get the kinks out of it, and it’s very rough. You may see the occasional bug on the surface.

alla prima paintings from Italy 2016 487-farmitalyw 488-italy_5361-betterw 489-italy_6025w 490-italyw 491-italy_5484w 492-italy_5480w

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3 thoughts on “back to Italy!”

  1. Oooh, these are all SO lovely and capture an atmosphere and a mood. Please do not touch them! They are finished and cherished memoirs of what looks like a lovely adventure! Bravo!

    1. Thank you! They will be a strong reminder of my adventure over time! And, I will try to just “let them be” for a while, you are probably right about not touching them. So often I regret going on with a painting as the freshness is often lost while “finishing”!

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