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IL PRIMO SETTEMBRE/SEPTEMBER FIRST

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. … Continue reading

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EARTH DAY

EARTH DAY In celebration of Earth Day, I thought I would post my painting of the Pololu Valley Lookout, on the North West corner of the Big Island of Hawaii. Cheers to Mother Earth for bestowing us with this awesome … Continue reading

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St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi You don’t have to be a Christian or even religious to appreciate the life of St. Francis of Assisi. He cherished all of nature and creatures large and small. I mean, how can you not love … 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 When we first moved to Connecticut, I became fascinated by the multitude of charming red barns scattered across the state. I understand the red barn craze abounds throughout all of New England. But why red? There are … Continue reading

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VINTAGE FIAT 500

Fiat 500   What better way to explore the Tuscan coastline of Italy than in a vintage “red” Fiat 500? The original 8”x10” acrylic on canvas painting is available for purchase on my art website: http://www/pamelaallegretto-franz.com Giclee prints from greeting … 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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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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Fall In New England

Painting Fall Colors In New England Even though I am not too keen on painting en plein air, this scene was impossible to resist.  Of course, as I often do, I had to add my own spin, in this case, … Continue reading

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NEW ENGLAND RED BARN AT SUNRISE

  NEW ENGLAND RED BARN AT SUNRISE       When we first moved to Connecticut, about six years ago, I became fascinated by the multitude of charming red barns scattered across the state.  I understand the red barn craze abounds … 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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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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Fishing In New England

  I wasn’t that excited when I began this plein air painting: a bridge, a lake, some trees, that was about it.  So I got to thinking, why weren’t there any boys out on that bridge, enjoying the fresh air … Continue reading

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