Friday, July 7, 2017

Recent Paintings From Italy

Market in Campo de Fiori
8x10 oil on linen

Afternoon Light in the Campo
8x10 oil on linen

Study of Farnese Fountain
8x10 oil on museum board

Under the Umbrian Sun
8x10 oil on linen

 Umbrian Evening
8x10 oil on linen

Sailboats by Lake Trasimeno
8x10 oil on linen

Sunflowers Facing Away
8x10 oil on linen

Study of Anna Reading on a Rainy Day
7x9 oil on museum board

Last week my husband and I took our 2 kids on a 10 day trip to Italy... truth be told, we ate our way through Italy! We were in Rome for 3 days, where I lived during my Junior year of college on RISD's European Honors Program 20 years ago, then traveled a couple hours north of Rome to the region of Umbria. In-between indulging in morning cappuccinos, multiple cups of gelato, plates of pasta & pizza, visiting old friends and seeing the "must see" sights, I did manage to squeeze in a little painting!
In addition to working at my easel, I also did a little mural job while I was there. I have a friend
 in Umbria who'd recently had a tree removed along the side of her 300 year old farmhouse, which exposed a big empty brick wall next to what used to be an old pig sty (now an elegant covered outdoor dining area.) She commissioned me to paint a small mural on the wall and, since her house has somewhat of a "pig theme" running throughout it (and she has a wonderful sense of humor,) painting a pig looking out a window just seemed a perfect fit!

On the easel shots below

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