This image is part of a new painting series titled 'Vines & Wine' that I have started. While exploring the theme, I have discovered I have lots of possible inspiration from the many photos I have taken over the years which include California, France, and Italy. Vino Nobile is an old winery in the heart of Montepulciano … Continue reading ‘Vines & Wine’ Series
While driving on a backroad in Chianti, Italy, the vistas were breathtaking in all directions. This scene was somewhere between Siena and Panzano, a village in the hilltops above Florence. Driving off the beaten path is the best way to see Tuscany!
This post shows the completed framed painting, Normandy Cottage Wall. The progress steps were shown in a post earlier.
This painting was painted plein-air after hiking to the top of the historical village of Cortona, Italy. It illustrates the technique of painting watercolor on a specially formulated canvas that accepts watercolor. After varnishing it for protection, the painting can be framed without glass and mat.
As I have been experimenting with oils recently, I thought I would photograph the steps on this one to help my viewer understand the process. Experimenting with something new always stretches an artist. Stage 1 - an underpainting loosely done in acrylic, followed by clear gesso Stage 2 - Blocking in with the oils Stage … Continue reading Garden Wall of Manoir d’Argences – Normandy
I haven't posted in a while as I was busy revamping my entire website. Please take a moment to review the new paintings found under PLEIN-AIR Collection. While in Italy, I experimented painting with oils on paper and on linen. I was quite pleased with the results and hope you are also. Then, don't miss … Continue reading New Website – Just Published!