FAMILY UNITY

FAMILY UNITY

I am honored to have my painting “FAMILY UNITY” featured in the “SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARENESS AND UNITY GALLERY” on Fine Art America. I did this painting in 2019 to express my sadness and outrage at this country for separating families and putting children in cages at our border.

Infants, toddlers, ALL children belong with their parents and should not be used as tools for racist, hateful politicians. We are all children of Mother Earth and we should have no room in our lives for bigotry or cruelty! Is it so difficult to treat other people’s children the way we expect our own children to be treated? Is it so difficult to keep ALL families together the way we expect our families to stay together?

May this New Year bring about (finally) a solution that will allow asylum seekers the same opportunity to build a better, safer, healthier life in this country, as all of our ancestors had before us. Let’s never forget that apart from indigenous Indians, we are all immigrants or decedents from immigrants.

The original 8”X10” acrylic on wrapped canvas is available for purchase on my website: http://www.pamelaallegretto-franz.com  or contact me here.

Quality Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size, tote bags, yoga mats, mugs, shower curtains, etc., are available at: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/family-unity-pamela-allegretto.html

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VAL D’ORCIA

VAL D’ORCIA

While driving through Italy’s Val D’Orcia region, we spied this cart overflowing with flowers, the colors of which mirrored the explosive sunset. Or was it the other way around? Hmmm… ,

The original is an acrylic and watercolor on 12”x16” Arches 140 pound watercolor paper. Quality Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size, pillows, totebags, mugs, et al are available at: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/val-dorcia-pamela-allegretto.html

Nel regione di Val D’Orcia, ho visto questa scena dove il tramonto si specchia nei fiori. Oppure, i fiori si specchiano nel tramonte? Hmmm…

L’originale è dipinto con acrilico e aquarelle. Si può comprarne delle stampe qui:  https://fineartamerica.com/featured/val-dorcia-pamela-allegretto.html

Val D'Orcia
Val D’Orcia – click on flower cart to enlarge image or to order giclee prints.

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ALLEGRETTO ART – Free Shipping

FREE SHIPPING Today: Saturday 11/19/22 ending midnight Sunday 11/20/22  Eastern Standard Time! Quality giclee prints, greeting cards, tote bags, i-phone cases, throw pillows, puzzles, masks, coffee cups, etc. I hope you enjoy browsing through my eclectic gallery that ranges from bold trompe l’oeil “Views to Go,” thru animated Kid’s Art, to landscapes, tropical scenes, music themes, and sun-drenched Italian villages. I like to fuse whimsy with realism, and the variety in my style, medium, and subject reflects a Gemini nature that consistently prods me away from monotony. “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. The original 8″x10″ acrylic painting on wrapped canvas has been sold, but fine quality giclee prints are still available at the link below. 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 dove si puo` travare sul link in fondo. Saluti! A thousand thanks, mille grazie, merci` beaucoup, vielen dank, muchas gracias to yesterday’s buyers! I am deeply appreciative and hope you all enjoy the prints and gifts. Cheers!!! Go to: http://pamela-allegretto.fineartamerica.com   or   https://pamela-allegretto.pixels.com/
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“EDITORS PICK”

Recently, the gracious administrators at ARTMAJEUR in Paris, Franceselected my original art gallery for their “EDITOR’S PICK.” I am honored to have been chosen and to have my work alongside so many gifted artists. I know my work is not in the same realm as “fine art,” but I’m happy that my often-quirky style elicits joy.

 VIVE LA FRANCE!

Visit my Gallery at: http://www.pamelaallegretto-franz.com  Prices for original works are always negotiable and include free shipping within the US and Canada.

Quality Giclee prints are available at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/pamela-allegretto

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LAVENDER FARM IN TUSCANY

While driving through Italy’s Tuscan Region, we spied this lavender farm. I loved how the purple lavender played off the golden Tuscan sky.

The original 8”x10” acrylic on wrapped canvas is available for purchase. Contact me here or visit my original art website: www.pamelaallegretto-franz.com

Quality Giclee prints from greeting card size o poster size, tote bags, pillows, mugs, etc., available at: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/lavender-farm-in-tuscany-pamela-allegretto.html

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ARTIST OF THE WEEK

As most of you know, I don’t share my personal life online. However, I will have to say, without a doubt: last week sucked. But just as I found myself knee deep in sorrow and anger, I received notice that I had been awarded ARTIST OF THE WEEK on Fineartamarica. This glimpse of a rainbow amid such dark clouds made me realize that taken in small bites, la vita can still be bella.

Purple elephants love pink daises. How do I know? I just do. Are there such things as purple elephants and pink daises? In my world, yes there are.

Elephants represent strength and good fortune. These gentle giants symbolize health and happiness, and they are thought to promote spiritual well-being. Elephants are strong, nurturing, loyal, protective to their family, and over-all just plain super cool.

Of course, this purple elephant will never hang in the Uffizi. He was fun to paint and only meant to bring a smile and spread a little joy.

The original is an 8”x10” acrylic on wrapped canvas.

Quality Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size, tote bags, pillows, mugs, etc., are available at: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/purple-elephant-pamela-allegretto.html#comment51921952

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“INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE” – UNITY

Although the balloons are different colors, they are all still balloons. When they unite, good things happen.

I’m hopeful that on this “INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE, and EVERY day, we can all unite to make good things happen.

BUY ART NOT GUNS.

Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size, tote bags, phone cases, mugs, pillows, masks, etc. are available at:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/unity-pamela-allegretto.html

The original 8”x 12” acrylic on wrapped canvas is available for purchase on my art website: http://www.pamelaallegretto-franz

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“NATIONAL BOOK LOVER’S DAY”

What better day to add to your book collection than today, NATIONAL BOOK LOVER’S DAY. Amazon is doing its weird limited time, book discount scan, and it is listing the paperback version of ASHES TO ASHES, DIAMONDS TO DUST at$8.54. That’s a savings of $12.41, which is almost enough to buy a cheap bottle of Chianti to drink while you read.

CHEERS and HAPPY READING!

ASHES TO ASHES, DIAMONDS TO DUST is available in ebook and paperback versions at all online bookstores worldwide. https://www.amazon.com/Ashes-Diamonds-Dust-Pamela-Allegretto/dp/1647181828

BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS is available in ebook and paperback versions at all online bookstores worldwide at:

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GUITAR MAN

This is my caricature to honor jazz guitar great Jim Day. I took artistic liberty adding shades and a cigarette, just to keep it not-too-serious. What is serious, is Jim’s remarkable guitar chops playing jazz, blues, classical, and classics.

The original 11″x14″ acrylic on wrapped canvas is available for purchase. Contact me here for information.

Quality Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size, tote bags, mugs, pillows, stickers, etc. available at: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/guitar-man-pamela-allegretto.html

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PRIDE FLAG DAISY

PRIDE FLAG DAISY celebrates all my friends and family in the LBGTQ community. I wanted my flower to have a party on my canvas where everyone’s invited. Cheers to you all for being who you are. I love each and every one of you! We are one, all Mother Earth’s children. I still have hope that in my lifetime I will see everyone, despite their race, ethnicity, religion, lack of religion, economic situation, sexual orientation, etc., treated with dignity. How hard is it, really, just to treat people the way you want to be treated? The original 9”x12” acrylic on one-inch thick wrapped canvas is available for purchase. Contact me here for details. Quality Giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size, coffee mugs, tote bags, pillows, etc., are available for purchase at: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/pride-flag-daisy-pamela-allegretto.html

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 FESTA DEL REDENTORE – VENICE

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.

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   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.

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 1578, he also started a new tradition by installing a temporary bridge for a pilgrimage across the Giudecca canal from Zattere to the church. The original 11”x14” acrylic on Pintura canvas board has been sold, but quality Giclee prints are available at: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/venezia-pamela-allegretto.html

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BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS

My most sincere gratitude to Rebecca Carter for writing such a lovely review. Best wishes.

“What a bittersweet story. It shows the depths people will go to during a crisis: in this case, a war. Some cower in fear, others feed their greed, while the true heroes face calamities and strive to make the world (even if their own little corner of the world) a better place. I enjoyed learning about the Bridge of Sighs from a historical perspective. The characters and story will remain with you long after you’ve read the final page.”

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

AMAZON:

https://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Sighs-Dreams-Pamela-Allegretto/dp/1634906543    and all Amazon and online book seller sites worldwide

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 HOLLAND WINDMILL – NATIONAL MILL DAY

Oops, I’m 2 weeks late, but better late than…….

There are over 1000 windmills in Holland, and exploring some of them makes for a great adventure. The Dutch have restored many of the historic sites, and once a year, Holland holds “NATIONAL MILL DAY. Every second Saturday in May, 600 windmills and watermills around the country open their doors to welcome visitors. It’s an opportunity to visit some of the historic mills that are no longer open on a regular basis. If you are a bicycle enthusiast, this should be on your “bucket list.”

The original 9”x12” acrylic on wrapped canvas painting is available for purchase at: http://www.pamelaallegretto-franz.com Quality Giclee prints are available at: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/holland-windmill-pamela-allegretto.html

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JAIL BREAK ITALIAN STYLE

For a long time, I wanted to do a painting of a Red Vespa, but I couldn’t decide on the background. It seemed everything had already been done, and I wanted my Red Vespa painting to be unique. Then I saw this wonderful wall and window in Rome with the stonework and bars in the window. That was it. That was the inspiration for my Jail Break Italian Style. 

The original 11″x14″ acrylic on Pintura Canvas Board, can be purchased from my Italian Scenes Gallery on my art website:  http://www.pamelaallegretto-franz.com

Quality giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size, tote bags, pillows, etc. can be purchased at:  https://fineartamerica.com/featured/red-vespa-jail-break-italian-style-pamela-allegretto.html

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 “CINCO DE MAYO” LATINA JAZZ DIVA

Happy Cinco de Mayo to all of my friends and family who enjoy the rich Mexican  heritage.

This is Rita, one hot Latina Jazz Diva. She rocks Jazz and wails the Blues and loves to “glam” it up.

You can view this original 16″x20″ acrylic on canvas painting on my website: http://www.PamelaAllegretto-Franz.com or purchase a giclee print (greeting cards, tote bags, etc.) at: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/2-latina-jazz-diva-pamela-allegretto.html


     Ecco Rita. Una cantanta Latina molto caliente. Lei canta il Jazz ed i “Blues” con brio.

Si può vedere il quadro originale dipinto con acrilico su tela al mio website: http://www.PamelaAllegretto-Franz.com Oppure si può` comprarne delle stampe qui: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/2-latina-jazz-diva-pamela-allegretto.html

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