Tuscany

Italy

In May of 1996, I went to Tuscany and Umbria with a friend, a vintner friend at that. Needless to say, vineyards and wine were big on our indulgence list while traveling there. I flew to Milan to meet him, we rented a car and drove to Tuscany. For the next two weeks, we toodled [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:22+00:00March 20th, 2012|Categories: All About Art, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Chairs In The Olive Grove

Acrylic on paper, 22"x30" There were so many olive groves in Tuscany. Even when you couldn't see them from the road, you would find them nestled everywhere you stopped. I loved it that almost all of them had chairs in the olive grove. They were waiting for you at the end of the day when [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:26+00:00March 26th, 2010|Categories: Tuscany|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Tuscan Black-eyed Susans

Acrylic on paper, 18"x24" I had a lovely, old, stone farm house once that I filled with color washed walls. The kitchen walls were almost two feet thick, and I washed them in an apricot color then stained the doors and window sills in a Tuscan green. I went for a walk one afternoon, and [...]

Iris by the Well

Acrylic on paper, 18"x24" In May 1996, I went on a great trip to Italy. My friend was already there on business, so I flew over and met him in Siena. We rented a car, and from there headed south towards Montepulciano and Pienza. The only plan we had was to make our way over [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:34+00:00October 13th, 2009|Categories: Tuscany|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Tuscany Trees

Acrylic on paper, 22"x30" I do not know what it is about the captivating cypress trees that dot the Italian countryside. We hiked over to this outcropping, and had a picnic lunch. We were bathed by the powerful, sweet fragrance that comes from the essential oils in the wood of these Tuscany trees. An Italian farmer [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:35+00:00October 13th, 2009|Categories: Tuscany|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Field of Iris

Acrylic on paper, 18"x24" I had never seen so many iris than in the fields of Tuscany. Some fields were all purple, some yellow, some blue. It was magical...a beautiful vineyard surrounded by a field of iris against the brilliant blue sky.   Giclee Prints 9x 12 $108.00 USD 14x 20 $280.00 USD 18x 24 [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:35+00:00October 13th, 2009|Categories: Tuscany|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Poppies in the Olive Grove

Acrylic on paper, 14"x20" This beautiful scene of poppies in the olive grove appeared on the other side of a hill on a winding country road. We were passing many olive groves, but none were lit up like this one with a zillion yellow flowers dotted with red poppies. I couldn't wait to paint this! [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:35+00:00October 13th, 2009|Categories: Tuscany|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Pienza

Acrylic on paper, 10"x14" The beautifully preserved, hill top village of Pienza is a Tuscan, Renaissance gem. We spent most of a day here wandering up and down all the charming streets.This is a village that has everything you need, but it's unlike the one stop shop trend in America. Here, you go to the [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:35+00:00October 13th, 2009|Categories: Tuscany|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Toscana Shadows

Acrylic on paper, 9"x12" We came upon this vineyard late in the afternoon after a small rain shower had passed. The light was spectacular. Everything had a golden glow while the shadows were deeply accentuated. I think it was this scene of Toscana shadows that made me understand what everyone was saying about the magic [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:35+00:00October 13th, 2009|Categories: Tuscany|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Road to La Saracina

We passed by this enchanting, long road to La Saracina late in the day, and promptly turned around to check it out. It's an old, country home turned B & B, and the setting was so charming and wonderful. We arrived just in time for a scrumptious, home cooked dinner in the grand hall with [...]

By |2017-05-22T14:14:35+00:00October 13th, 2009|Categories: Tuscany|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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