A short and sweet look back from a couple of weeks ago in Umbria.
Home now, and ready to do large canvases inspired
by another great visit.
|Italian farmhouses have recently become a favorite theme of mine.|
|After lunch session.|
|Important to keep working.|
|Johnny way down the dirt road...|
|Another area with old farmhouse ruins...it's all about the shapes and colors, I think.|
|Not a bad spot to work from.|
|I took this shot from our terrace, looking down at the parking area.|
|Me, way down the road on the left, painting.|
|Design, design, design.|
Let's see where it leads.
|Some decisions have been made, resulting in a harmony of the whole.|
A balanced design.
|Janelle asked me to paint this scene.|
|This size, rolled up, will fit in our suitcase.|
I can always ship larger ones.
|This painting was painted very quickly,|
a little bit like falling. Almost out of control.
|Painting peripherally, with feeling.|
|No doubt about it, my toes and fingers were getting numb.|
But what happiness. How lucky am I.
|My paintbrush ferrule had become detached from the brush handle,|
so I had to hold onto the brush and the ferrule while I painted.
|A classic pairing of Umbrella Pine and Italian Cypress|
|Benches are always welcome.|
|Again, the far off view...that pine tree way over on the ridge.|