|I love the blue brushes, but they will be for the studio back home. 4.50 euro a bunch! Also, medium, oils and|
|Can't wait to try these on large canvases back home...|
|From Cortona art supply store....|
What's great about being here in Umbria, is there is inspiration everywhere. While Janelle works around the garden, I can just walk a little way in any direction. My first try is of a little house on the outskirts of town.
Janelle is taking photos while I paint.....
|Find Johnny in this one...a little off center under an olive tree...|
The burnt area is where the recently cut olive trimmings are stacked and burned in the early morning.
|Johnny painting while standing..|
The views are wonderful all around, and I'm happy to be painting here again. Still getting my bearings, though. It's been a year since I last painted "plein air", and I'm still drunk with all the visual stimulus. Everywhere you look, it's beautiful.
|Painting "Casa Rosa"|
|It was warm and bright, and this first one took some time. Happy to be in the shade of this olive tree.|
I even sat down for awhile and painted....
For me, this is a work-vacation, but I'd hardly call it work. It's all inspiration for all this years paintings to come....
|Still a work in progress, may do a little touch up. Will show the finished painting soon.|