Category Archives: Italian Architecture

Tuscan Gold 1

Something magical happens at sunset in the Tuscan hills of Italy.   It’s as though King Midas reaches out from the great beyond and does his: “touch thing,”  turning everything into rich golden hues. This painting is all about atmosphere and … Continue reading

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Monterosso On Riviera Di Levante -Cinque Terre

Painting In Italy – Monterosso On Riviera Di Levante Although the Cinque Terre region is no longer considered “off the beaten Path” it’s definitely a “must visit” for artists who hunger to capture cliff-hanging buildings set ablaze by ruby sunsets. … Continue reading

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San Gimignano

PAINTING IN ITALY / SAN GIMIGNANO   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 … Continue reading

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Il Trullo – Alberobello

PAINTING IN ALBEROBELLO   Artists who relish painting the diverse Italian architecture and want to step into the pages of a children’s fairytale, should venture to Alberobello in the Deep South near Bari on the Adriatic side, (heel) of the … Continue reading

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Val D’Orcia Tuscan Landscape

    The definition of Landscape is: “view of natural scenery.”  Does this then exclude any man-made structures, i.e. bridges, barns, buildings, houses, etc?  Where does one draw the line?  Many landscapes include a fence.  If a fence is allowed, … Continue reading

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Painting in Italy / Rome

My frequent trips throughout Italy persistently spark my urge to paint.  Although it’s impossible to resist an occasional Tuscan sun-drenched landscape or turquoise Mediterranean seascape, I’m primarily lured to paint Italy’s diverse architecture. Rome is a prime example of this … Continue reading

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Venezia – Venice

Fiction writers glean ideas for character descriptions by various means.  If you’re a writer who enjoys sitting in a public location and scribbling notes on passersby, my recommendation for the primo spot to garner a wealth of character traits is … Continue reading

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Matera

For those adventurous artists who have squeezed the last drop from your yellow ochre and burnt sienna while painting Tuscan sunrises and sunsets, head south.  I’m not talking Rome or Naples or Salerno, I mean the Deep South that Carlo … Continue reading

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Red Vespa – 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 … Continue reading

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Tuscan View

My “Views To Go” series of paintings was created by accident.  I had just finished a trompe l’oeil mural of a window scene for a client and she lamented the fact that if she ever moved the mural would have … Continue reading

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Home For Lunch In Rome

It was such fun painting my first “Home For Lunch” bicycle scene, and just as much fun selling it, that I decided to paint it again. This time the background hues are a bit warmer and the stones are slightly … Continue reading

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