We kept driving by this field as it was coming into full color, and I knew I wanted to paint somewhere near by, to capture the moment. This beautiful Spring moment.
This was a week or two ago, before the weather changed again to windy, cold and wet.
While setting up to work, my wife could not help herself, I guess.
These small paintings offer me glimpses into larger ideas.
There will be a gem or two, ideas that I can translate into larger, contemporary/abstract compositions.
If I am lucky.
And, it's just fun being here with my wife in the middle of Italy.
I always joke that I am trying to 'Make Art History', but I can't take myself too seriously.... And I have to be honest with my contribution to the conversation.
This comes after having a great art education, with a tremendous teacher and forty five years of painting experience.
Painting like this, in this beautiful heart of Italy, is it's own reward.
I've said it before- It's simple, but it's complicated. It's never easy to make good art. It shouldn't be, in my opinion.
This is this Artist's humble offering, on this day.