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ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE

I am so happy and grateful that Artscope Magazine http://zine.artscopemagazine.com/2016/12/allegrettos-whimsy has seen fit to publish an article about me, written by acclaimed New England writer, Tom Soboleski. https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomsoboleski. In its 10th year, Artscope is the premier culture magazine of New … Continue reading

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Tuscan Farmhouse At Sunset

  Tuscan Farmhouse At Sunset In Tuscan Farmhouse At Sunset I wanted to pay homage to the Italian farmers who for hundreds of centuries have tended their land with a deep love and respect from sunup to sundown. The original … Continue reading

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New England Waterfall

  New England Waterfall Connecticut is a plein air artist’s paradise. In addition to the vibrant hues that dominate the fall landscape, an explosion of pink, yellow, violet, and rose proclaim spring. The first time I painted this waterfall in … Continue reading

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NEW ENGLAND RED BARN SUMMER

NEW ENGLAND RED BARN SUMMER       Red barns are popular sites across New England. A few years ago, I painted this barn in the spring before the flowers had a chance to bloom. I always thought the painting lacked … Continue reading

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PIETRASANTA in TUSCANY

PIETRASANTA in TUSCANY Pietrasanta – the village of Pietrasanta sits high in the coastal hills of Tuscany.  It’s beach town, Marina di Pietrasanta is a favorite summer seaside resort for winter-weary weary Florentines and Pisans. Giclee prints from greeting card … Continue reading

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Venetian Gondolier

VENETIAN GONDOLIER 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 … Continue reading

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Pansies For Rosalina

PANSIES FOR ROSALINA My Mom is no longer with me on this earth, but she is always in my heart. These flowers are for her. I wanted to paint bright bold colors, happy, joyful colors, not pastel, sappy colors.  No … Continue reading

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COLORADO MOUNTAIN VIEW

COLORADO MOUNTAIN VIEW As a Colorado native, I thought it only fitting to include a view of the Rocky Mountains in my “Views To Go” series of tromp l’oeil window scenes.  For those of you who have never visited Colorado, … Continue reading

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Lake Como / Lago di Como / Painting In Italy

  PAINTING IN ITALY / LAGO DI COMO Lake Como (Larius, as it was known to the Romans) has been called “the looking glass of Venus,” and Virgil pronounced it “our greatest lake.” Not to be out quoted, Stendhal characterized … Continue reading

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TUSCAN GOLD – 2

TUSCAN GOLD – 2 This painting is not mean to capture reality, I leave that to photographers.   This painting is about the color and mood of the day: golden.  What is a golden mood?  To me it’s the tranquility and … Continue reading

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PAINTING IN ITALY – TUSCANY – TROMP L’OEIL WINDOW VIEW

TUSCAN VIEW is another painting in my tromp l’oeil “Views To Go” collection.  The paintings in this collection are all acrylic on wrapped canvas, with the border and sides painted in wood tones to add to the illusion. The original painting … Continue reading

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PAINTING IN TUSCANY – SIENA

PAINTING IN TUSCANY – SIENA   The walled city of Siena lies on three sienna-colored hills in the center of Tuscany.  Planted solidly back in the Middle Ages, this show place of Italian Gothic preserves its original character perhaps more … Continue reading

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Sicilian View – Trompe L’Oeil Painting

SICILIAN VIEW – Trompe L’Oeil Painting – “Views to Go” I started my “Views To Go” collection while living in Hawaii. My art studio was a portion of a converted garage with one small window. I played with the idea … Continue reading

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS – POLOLU VALLEY LOOKOUT

  Plein Air Painting With Acrylics For plein air artists who are new to acrylics I’d like to offer a few suggestions gleaned from many frustrating outings.  Someone recently asked if I recommend painting en plein air with acrylics. My … Continue reading

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Waterfall At East Hampton

What is it about waterfalls that attracts people?  I mean, all they are is water running over rocks.  So what’s the big deal?  For me, the attraction is the power of the water, the force of nature, if you will.   … Continue reading

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