“HAWAIIAN ISLAND LOVE”

HAWAIIAN ISLAND LOVE

Often times, I like to step away from the serious. In HAWAIIAN ISLAND LOVE I did that. Who says turtles have to be green or dolphins have to be grey? Not me. And where is it written that once we become adults we can no longer enjoy animated art? Well, if it is written somewhere, I hope someone has the good sense to tear it up. I think we all need to step back occasionally and not take life too seriously. Spread the LOVE!!!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

 The original 16″x12″ acrylic painting on 140 pound Arches watercolor paper can be purchased in my Tropical Art Gallery on my website:  http://www.pamelaallegretto-franz.com

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Hawaiian Island Love

Hawaiian Island Love

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PAINTING IN NAPLES

The Neapolitan “soul” is guaranteed to squeeze your heart into submission. “Goethe wrote: Naples is Paradise. Everyone lives in a state of intoxicated self-forgetfulness, myself included.”

No painting excursion into the Campania region is complete without a visit to Naples. Yes, Naples is a big city and one of the most populace cities in Italy, but don’t forget that it is also the city that boasts the infamous dictum: “See Naples and die.” My only caution is: “Don’t see Naples by car, and live.” This is about painting in Naples and so I won’t discuss driving in Naples; just don’t do it. If you have a car, I suggest staying in nearby Sorrento or Vico Equense. You can leave your car at the hotel and take the Circumvesuviana, a commuter railway that also stops at the ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii. The forty-five-minute rail trip to Naples from Sorrento is easy and scenic; most of all, it is traffic and stress free.

If you’re looking to set up in a piazza, the city offers a plethora to choose from and I’ll leave that long, detailed list to the travel writers. One of my favorite piazzas to paint in (at least for a few hours until the crush of humanity drives me away) is Piazza del Plebiscito, the city’s main piazza and traffic free pedestrian zone. It is paved with black cobblestones and is among the country’s grandest spaces. Clustered around the piazza are Teatro San Carlo, Italy’s largest opera house; the ornate Galleria Umberto I, the 1887 shopping gallery; the vast Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace); and across from the palace, a sweeping semicircular colonnade to rival St. Peter’s. Talk about artistic inspiration!

When you’re ready for a break from city noise and congestion, or if you’re a landscape artist hungry for vegetation, visit the Santa Chiara Cloisters. These cloisters are a sanctuary of hyacinth and white daffodils, small vegetable plots, and fruit trees. But for me, it’s the hand painted, blue-and-mustard-colored majolica tiles that cover every wall, pillar, and bench that make this verdant cloister a painter’s Mecca. The Monks at the cloister will let you set up an easel, but ask first. It’s also a nice idea to add a few Euros to their collection box to help defer the cost of maintaining this little jewel. Keep your workspace small and clean; the monks WILL be watching you. They have a posted notice that reads: “If you think you will be immortalized by signing your name on our walls, you are mistaken: it will be removed shortly after.”

       My favorite neighborhood to paint in Naples is Spaccanapoli, in the heart of the city. There is always new inspiration in the midst of laundry flapping from overhead balconies and black-clad signoras hawking contraband cigarettes up and down the maze of narrow, zigzag, dead end streets.

A note to writers and book lovers: On the edge of Spaccanapoli, near the Archaeological Museum, is the refreshingly green and relaxed Piazza Bellini, a nexus of the city’s flourishing booksellers: Naples is one of Italy’s great bibliophile centers. Bookstalls like the ones along Paris’s Left Bank, selling both new and used books, line the streets on and leading from the Piazza.

A sharp contrast to Spaccanapoli is the Vomero neighborhood. If the pace in the city center becomes exasperating, board one of the funiculars from the center up to Vomero in the hills above town. This city within a city is unexpectedly calm and the views of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius are truly “paint worthy.” If you get hungry and are looking for some “finger food” so you don’t waste good light by sitting at an indoor restaurant, go to the tiny Friggitoria Vomero (via Cimarosa 44). For just a few euros you can buy brown-paper cones filled with fritters made of eggplant or cauliflower or boiled wild greens or rectangles of polenta, all of them sprinkled with coarse local sea salt. Who said artists have to “starve?”

Certainly, you will want to take time out from your own painting to view some of the heavy hitters that Naples has to offer. The guidebooks can give you the full run down; here are my picks:

VEDUTA DI VESUVIO

VEDUTA DI VESUVIO

Il Museo e Gallerie di Capodimonte/ among other notables, don’t miss the works here by Botticelli, Bellini, Raphael, and Caravaggio.

A church officially named Sant’Anna dei Lombardi but commonly called Monteoliveto for the square on which it sits. Inside you’ll find a sacristy frescoed by Vasari, with eye-popping trompe l’oeil marquetry panels along the walls, and also, Guido Mazzoni’s awesome life-size group of terra cotta figures.

And finally, Caravaggio fled to Naples after he killed a man in Rome, and although he didn’t stay long, he painted several important paintings, including the “Seven Acts of Mercy” which is in Pio Monte della Misericordia in the Centro Storico. It is an amazing, complex work, commissioned as an altarpiece for the church in which it has remained for 400 years.

The Neapolitan spirit of dolce far niente (living from day to day in a devil-may-care sort of way) is instantly contagious and it reaches to the artist’s canvas. If you paint “tight” and yearn to free up your strokes, then Naples is the city to visit.

Buon Viaggio!

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“COMPELLING WORLD WAR TWO NOVEL”

“COMPELLING WORLD WAR TWO NOVEL”

A thousand thanks to noted author Pat Camalliere for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

“If you liked Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, you will have to love Pamela Allegretto’s Bridge of Signs and Dreams. Allegretto’s story is set in WWII Italy, and tells of the conflict experienced by Italian citizens under the fascist regime and during Nazi occupation. The story is told through the eyes of Angelina Russo, who is trying to survive along with her young daughter while her husband is at the front. Her every effort is thwarted by an ambitious sister-in-law, and she is placed in one dangerous situation after another, with only her wits and fortitude to see her through. From the opening scene until the conclusion, the reader is engaged by compelling action, empathy, authenticity, and concise writing. The story reads as if the author is giving a first-hand experience, presenting what seems to be a very real understanding of WWII Italy. I hope Pamela will bless us with another novel in the near future – I’ll be waiting for sure!”

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“TUSCAN FARMHOUSE AT SUNSET”

 In “TUSCAN FARMHOUSE AT SUNSET” I wanted to pay homage to the Italian farmers who for hundreds of centuries, from sunup to sundown, have tended their land with a deep love and respect.

Tuscan Farmhouse at Sunset

Tuscan Farmhouse at Sunset

The original 8�x10� acrylic on canvas painting has been sold, but fine quality giclee prints are still available here.
In questo quadro volevo rendere omaggio agli agricoltori italiani che per centinaia di secoli, dall’alba al tramonto, hanno coltivato la loro terra con un profondo amore e rispetto.
Il quadro originale è stato venduto, pero`, sono disponibili le stampe di alta qualità. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/tuscan-farmhouse-at-sunset-pamela-allegretto.html
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“NON-STOP PAGE TURNER”

“NON-STOP PAGE TURNER”

“Pamela Allegretto’s latest novel “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams” is a non-stop page turner that will have you riveted and deeply involved from beginning to end. They say it’s best to write “what you know” and the author has incorporated her visual ability as a painter and her life experience having lived in Italy into a captivating heart-felt book. Her ability to include the smallest visual details and weave them into a cohesive whole separates her from the majority of writers who lack her artistic background. The writing is almost Hemingwayesque in its ability to imprint visually the individual scenes on the reader’s mind. We see this novel. The Italian experience during World War 2 is a much-overlooked piece of fascinating historical territory that Allegretto mines with the expert eye of a painter and the instinct of a natural-born storyteller. The characters jump at you–we feel their personalities and quickly become embedded with this family. We want to know “what happens next” and this feeling never leaves the reader throughout the book. The author keeps her chapters short and never bores us with superficial page fillers that bog down so many lesser reads. If surprise is the key element of a great story–this novel is full of the unexpected twists and turns that only the best books give us. Pour yourself a glass of Italian wine, sit down, and open this novel–you won’t look at that cell phone for days.”

 

Many thanks to Wayne Hagstrom for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am grateful for your consideration.

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

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HARMONY – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HARMONY

Happy New Year! The paintings of Joan Miro` inspired this abstract painting. I wanted my shapes to play and mingle with one another and to have a party on my canvas where everyone’s invited, no matter If they’re square, round, or heart-shaped; black, yellow, blue, red, or purple. A special thanks to all the Fineartamerica artists who have written such lovely comments on this painting. It would be wonderful if the whole world could be as understanding and supportive as artists are with each other. We don’t care about who lives where and what the politics are of any country. We don’t care about race or our religion, or lack of religion. We care about each other as human beings with a shared love of beauty and artistic freedom.

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HARMONY

HARMONY

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TO MARKET

TO MARKET

Thank you to International Women Artists for featuring this painting in your Fineartamerica gallery. I am honored to have my work alongside such gifted artists.

For me, big bold colors reflect the joys of a tropical island. Taking life too seriously is for city dwellers. In my mind’s eye, on a tropical island I don’t see brown palm trees, I prefer purple; my turtle’s shell isn’t grey, it’s orange; and my sun is one big happy fella. In this painting I purposely omitted details, shadows, and folds, I wanted

To Market

To Market – Click on sun to enlarge image or to order giclee prints

to keep it as uncomplicated as island life. It’s all about celebrating color and simplicity.

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“GRIPPING STORY WITH LOTS OF SUSPENSE!”

“GRIPPING STORY WITH LOTS OF SUSPENSE!”

Thank you so much, Airman Pankdawg, for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

“I could not put this book down. It’s a beautifully written ww2 story about a woman and her family in war-torn Italy. The character development, especially for the villain, was very well done, and the uncertainties and calamities of war so well described kept me turning pages in anticipation of what would happen next. A must read for historical fiction fans!”

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“It Was Amazing”

La vita è bella! I am humbled and grateful for every review, and those international reviews are always a special treat. I’ve had reviews from Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, France, Spain, Netherlands, Greece, Germany, Great Britain, and Canada. Now, here’s the latest from France, by noted author Vanessa Couchman.

“A pacey, unputdownable, and well-researched novel set in Italy, starting in the years immediately prior to WWII and then continuing throughout the war itself.
This book swept me into this turbulent world. The very human story of two women whom the war sets in opposition to each other is placed against the backdrop of the inhumanity of war. The characters are well developed and realistic and I was with the main character, Angelina, throughout her journey. Ultimately, it’s an uplifting story of the indomitability of the human spirit.”

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Nazi’s, Fascists, Greed, and Revenge

“Nazi’s, Fascists, greed, and revenge, “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams” has it all. A suspenseful story of survival that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat. I really enjoyed this book that was so unpredictable. Pamela Allegretto paints a picture of one family’s love and hope during occupied Italy of WW 2. A must read.”    

Thank you, Rick Tuber, for this lovely review.

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IL PRIMO SETTEMBRE/SEPTEMBER FIRST

Fall In New England

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by Luciano Somma

 On this first day of September, I felt it appropriate to share the poem SEPTEMBER FIRST written by Luciano Somma. As in all of Luciano’s poetry, we feel the sentimental spirit of one of Italy’s foremost poets. I am always honored to translate his works. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/fall-in-new-england-pamela-allegretto.html

You can find Luciano Somma at:

http://www.partecipiamo.it/Poesie/Luciano_Somma/1.htm

http://www.scolastica2000.it/MUSICALMENTE/somma/somma.htm

Per il primo settembre Vorrei offrire la poema IL PRIMO SETTEMBRE scritto di Luciano Somma. Come tutte delle sue poesie, sentiamo lo spirito sentimentale d’un poeta molto noto in Italia. Si può trovare Luciano Somma a: http://www.partecipiamo.it/Poesie/Luciano_Somma/1.htm

http://www.scolastica2000.it/MUSICALMENTE/somma/somma.htm

IL PRIMO SETTEMBRE

L’ultimo sogno d’Agosto

Si sveglia col primo Settembre,

questa sera è un incanto!

Il cielo è amaranto, uno spiffero di vento

dolce come la carezza d’un bene

amaro come il fiele del pianto

mi porta una ciurma di pensieri

Che affollano la mente

e mettono in croce questo cuore.

Vorrei che piovesse e non piove…

Vorrei tante nuvole intorno

ma la luna è d’argento                         .

Vorrei che un sogno tornasse

ma il sogno non torna.

Questo sogno è partito

sulle onde

dell’ultima sera d’Agosto

lasciandomi

un grappolo di stelle

lassù nel cielo amaranto

in questa sera incantata

del primo Settembre.

Luciano Somma

 

SEPTEMBER FIRST

The last dream of August

awakens with the first of September,

this evening is enchantment!

The sky bleeds red and purple, a light breeze

soft like a lover’s caress

bitter like malicious words

brings me a band of thoughts

that crowd my mind

and torture this heart.

I wish it were raining and not rain…

I’d like a cloud-filled sky

yet view a silver moon.

I wish the dream was ending

But the dream doesn’t end.

This dream has departed

on the waves

of the final August evening

leaving me

a cluster of stars

far-off in the bleeding sky

in this enchanted evening

of September first.

Pamela Allegretto (translation)

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FUSSY LIBRARIAN

THE FUSSY LIBRARIAN

When THE FUSSY LIBRARIAN contacts you for an interview, you know there is a God, and She likes you, She really likes you. Sadye Scott-Hainchek aka THE FUSSY LIBRARIAN takes the time to write a lovely introduction and to individualize each interview. She even referred back to my Playboy Bunny days. Now that’s digging! Check it out: https://www.thefussylibrarian.com/newswire/2018/08/22/author-qa-pamela-allegretto

“Based on its reputation alone, it’s no surprise that Italy inspired author Pamela Allegretto.

But it wasn’t just the country’s beauty that turned this visual artist into a published writer as well — it was something darker.

Allegretto was raised in the United States but surrounded, both here and in her travels, by Italian relatives who had survived World War II.

Their stories of survival awed and chilled her. So did the firsthand tales she heard upon moving to Florence, Italy, to attend college.

What also moved her, though in a much different way, were the casual jokes about Italian complicity and cowardice.

Allegretto knew, from all of the people she’d met and the history she’d absorbed, that this was simply offensive and inaccurate, that countless people had risked everything to stand up for what was right.

She spent years researching the story she wanted to tell, visiting sites and interviewing survivors, to paint the real portrait of the Italian resistance.

That effort became her debut novel, Bridge of Sighs and Dreams.

Allegretto, who currently splits her time among painting, writing, and translating Italian poetry, took time away from working on her second novel to share her journey with us.

SADYE: What inspired you to pick up writing professionally?

PAMELA: I come from a large Italian family where animated story telling abounds.

I suppose having a vivid imagination is as innate as the ability to twirl the perfect forkful of pasta.

Also, after spending years translating for others, I was itching to do my own writing.

SADYE: Where did you find inspiration for your next work?

PAMELA: I spent many years researching and writing my World War II novel, Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

And although it is a story near and dear to my heart, I was eager to write something contemporary and not-too-serious.

I have visited Venice more than a dozen times and wanted to base a caper (sort of an international “cozy mystery”) in that beautiful city.

SADYE: Your pre-novelist resume is probably the most colorful of any I’ve ever read. What, besides writing, was your favorite job?

PAMELA: Oh boy, I have had such an interesting assortment of jobs that lasted from one day — as a dog shampooer, being bitten three times — to seventeen years as a hairstylist where I was bitten only once!

I will say that my career as an artist brings me much joy. The thrill of selling something that I have created is never diminished.

As a jazz/blues singer, I loved working the small, dark, smoke-filled clubs. That atmosphere always felt somewhat clandestine and a little bit naughty with its colorful bohemian clientele.

I enjoyed my diverse teaching gigs: I taught Italian at Berlitz, I worked as a swimming instructor, and as a hairstylist, I was sent by Citizens International to conduct styling workshops in Russia.

I continue to draw pleasure in translating poetry for various Italian poets.

SADYE: So what about your time as a Playboy Bunny, then?

PAMELA: I hate to burst any preconceived bubbles, but being a Playboy Bunny was not a glamorous job.

I worked eight-hour shifts, carrying heavy drink trays and wearing a costume so tight that it threatened my capacity to breathe properly, while I walked in four-inch spiked heels that barely stifled my toes’ agonizing cries for liberation.

That said, I had wonderful co-workers, met some interesting people, and learned how to keep my tail fluffed and my ears from falling off.

SADYE: Any chance at all you think it helped you as a writer?

PAMELA: It helped me to want an occupation where I could sit down.

Of course, then I went on to hairstyling, where I stood for fourteen-hour shifts, but at least the wardrobe was more accommodating.

Both jobs did allow me to gather interesting character traits from my clientele that I am able to use and embellish in my prose.

SADYE: What has been the most rewarding part of your writing journey?

PAMELA: I am deeply touched when reader takes the time to let me know through email, website, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon, etc. that they enjoy my work.

In addition, it has been a delightful and unexpected perk to have developed friendships with so many kindhearted authors.

SADYE: What’s the best writing advice you’ve received?

PAMELA: Don’t force your characters to say or do something against their nature. Set them free, and they will take you to places you might never have imagined.

Don’t overuse adjectives, adverbs, and “tag” phrases. Less is more.

Pay attention to style. Slow down and enjoy the process. Edit, edit, edit.

Learn more about Pamela Allegretto on her website, where her works can also be

Pamela Allegretto Franz

Pamela Allegretto Franz

purchased; like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

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GREAT HONOR

GREAT HONOR – To have acclaimed author Mandy Eve Barnett interview me was indeed a great honor. I felt privileged to be included alongside so many accomplished authors. In addition to my personal background, the interview highlights my novel Bridge of Sighs and Dreams, my inspiration for the book, my research, my writing background, etc. You may recognize a few of the questions and answers from past interviews, but check it out. There are some new Q&A’s that you might find interesting. Cheers! https://mandyevebarnett.com/2018/08/03/author-interview-pamela-allegretto-franz

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 AMAZON.CA

https://www.amazon.ca/Bridge-Sighs-Dreams-Pamela-Allegretto/dp/1634906543

 AMAZON.UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bridge-Sighs-Dreams-Pamela-Allegretto/dp/1634906543

 BARNES & NOBLE:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bridge-of-sighs…/1122645088…

BOOKLOCKER:

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ITUNES:

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OVERDRIVE

OVERDRIVE

A little bit of good “personal” news to end a week of disturbing “national” news.

I am delighted to announce that Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is now listed on Overdrive. Overdrive is the leading digital reading platform for more than
40,000 libraries and schools in 70 countries.

BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS is available for purchase in paperback and eBook at:

AMAZON:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015JRFQE8

BARNES & NOBLE:

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bridge-of-sighs…/1122645088…

BOOKLOCKER:

http://booklocker.com/books/8228.html

ITUNES:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bridge-of-sighs-and-dreams/id1041486835?mt=11
KOBO:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bridge-of-sighs-and-dreams

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VENICE – FESTA DEL REDENTORE

Venice – Festa del Redentore

The Festa del Redentore, one of the most important traditional events in Venice, commemorates the end of the plague of the 16th century. The annual celebration takes place during the weekend of the third Sunday of July.

Between 1575 and 1577, the plague struck Venice. The bacterium was thought to have been brought into the city on one of the commercial vessels.  The plague killed 50,000 people, almost one third of the total population. The most famous victim was the painter Tiziano (Titian), who died in 1576. Although, since he died at age 88, it is not definite whether he died from the plague or from another disease.

In 1576, Doge Alvise Mocenigo made a promise to God to build a church in exchange for an end to the plague. When the plague ended in July 1577, the new Doge Sebastiano Venier honored this promise and built a temporary wooden church. The Redentore Church, named after the Redeemer, later replaced the wooden church.

The Santa Maria della Salute Church was built for a similar reason. This church remembers the 1630 plague in Venice.

So I guess the take away is that the next time a plague hits Venice, that means God wants a new church.

Quality print of “Venezia” are available for purchase at:

Venezia

Venezia

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/venezia-pamela-allegretto.html

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