San Gimignano

San Gimignano

San Gimignano – Click on a puppet to enlarge image or to purchase giclee prints.



San Gimignano is a feast for artists who seek diversity.  The views from this Tuscan hill town are breathtaking, especially the explosive red sunsets.  In town, the Piazza della Cisterna and it’s connecting Piazza del Popolo are the most idyllic spots to set up easels and paint the town’s medieval architecture of towers and palaces, which are almost unchanged since the 13th century.

But if the crowds in the square become too distracting, seek out the quiet back streets where you’ll find a happy surprise at each turn.  Such was the case when we stumbled upon the whimsical toy store that I depicted in the painting above.  The life-sized puppeteer enchanted me, as did all the hand-carved and hand-painted toys.  And certainly, having Pinocchio puppets, as Pinocchio is my favorite character, made this a “must paint” scene.

The original 12″x16: watercolor can be purchased on my art website:

Quality giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size can be purchased here:

Siccome mi piacciono tanto i burattini, mi ha incantato questo negozio di giocattoli nel quadro sopra. Si può comprare l’originale dipinto con l’aquerello  al mio sito d’arte:  Oppure, si puo` comprarne dell stampe di giclee qui:


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