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Monday, August 30, 2010

Near the Park, Venice at Night, In the Rain

These will be my last actual posts from Venice. We fly home on Wednesday. I will paint today and tomorrow and still have a lot to post when I get home. I have done about 77 paintings here, some, like the last one were painted huddled under a covered area while it was raining. lol I will paint any place and in any weather. I will have to find shelter today again, because it is raining while I am at the computer. Ciao

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Out and About in Venezia

I have only a few more days here in Venezia. Here are a few more of the local area.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Venice Scenes

The top and bottom paintings are of areas in Venice proper. The second one is of colorful Burano. Days are passing quickly and my brush is still wet. lol Ciao!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lido Beach Scenes

Of course I have to get to the beach here. Both of these were done on the barrier island of Lido which faces the Adriatic Sea. The top one is of the vendor cart on the beach selling all kinds of drinks and treats. The bottom one is just outside the beach entrance and is a stall where you can get a snack or sandwich. Ciao

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Venice Scenes

The top painting is somewhere along the many streets in Venice. I can never identify them. lol The bottom was painted on the island of Burano were all the lace is made. I love the vibrant colors there. Ciao!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bridges and Realto Market

I definitely love the old buildings and bridges here. The first painting is of the Realto Market. I didn't get to paint the fish vendors yet. lol

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Gondola & Murano Restaurant

Here are two of the paintings I've done here in Venice. The top one is of a typical scene along the canals, and the second one is of a restaurant on the island of Murano, where the Murano glass comes from.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Castiglion Fiorentino

Here is a current painting that is a change of pace from Venice. I spent the last few days visiting with Robyn Sinclair and her husband, Graham in the town of Castiglion Fiorentino where they live in Tuscany. Robyn and I have been internet friends for a few years, but never met in person before. She and her husband are two of the most gracious people and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them.

On Tuesday Robyn and I painted in her lovely town. This is a view down one of the very steep streets looking out into the valley. In addition to painting with me, Robyn took me to the print studio that she has access to and showed me how to make prints...mine is still drying there, so you will have to see it after she sends it to me.

For those of you who do not know Robyn, and would like to see some of her work her blog is http:www.havedogswilltravel.blogspot.com There is also a direct link to her in the side links on my blog under Robyn Sinclair.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Venice Balconies

I painted this sitting under an overhang by a church doorway while it was drizzling. I love the balconies here and all the flowers...very inspiring. Ciao!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Early morning San Marco

Lots of detail, but I tried it anyway. I sat in the square before the crowds arrived this morning.