Along the Italian Coastline of the Mediterranean Sea is the area Cinque Terra. It is five towns that are built into the cliffsides overhanging the water. The only way to travel to each town is by train through tunnels in the mountains, by boat or walking along paths that wander along the cliffsides to each town. I chose this scene, overlooking the water crashing upon the rocks below, to show the wildness of the area. When you think of the Riviera you assume sandy beaches and bathing suits. While each town did have a small beach and access to the water, this raw, natural and powerful beauty of nature untamed, moved me to paint the most.
To view the episode of “Italian Riviera” Mediterranean Sea, please go to http://www.wscssheboygan.com. Go to Programming, scroll down to VOD (video on demand), select category “Arts, Music & Entertainment” and then scroll the shows for “Painting Journeys” “Italian Riveria” Mediterranean Sea, Italy
“Sheboygan Falls Centennial”
Our family moved here from Los Angeles twenty five years ago and have never regretted it. We love it here! This year is the 100th anniversary of Sheboygan Falls becoming a city.
To commemorate this occasion I painted this view of the “Falls” which the city had originally been named for. The painting has been donated to the Chamber Main Street and is being used as a fund raiser for the city. The painting will be raffled on December 7th at the Main Street Memories Celebration. Raffle tickets may be purchased at the Chamber Main Street Office for $5.00 each or five tickets for $20.00. Framed, limited edition, giclee prints on canvas are available for holiday gift giving by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Working Farm, San Gigminano, Italy”
This was a wonderful place to visit. There were paintings everywhere I looked, just waiting to be committed to my canvas. The graciousness of the people that owned the farm and winery was unsurpassed. The farm had everything they needed, including their own winery and had been in the same family for centuries. It provided their onsite store with wine tasting, fresh breads and sweet rolls, cheeses, preserved fruits and candies. Everything had been grown or raised right there. Our lunch was a feast for the senses. In my painting I wanted to express this feeling of abundance and old world ambiance. To view the episode of “Working Farm” San Gigminano, please go to http://www.wscssheboygan.com. Go to Programming, scroll down to VOD (video on demand), select category “Arts, Music & Entertainment” and then scroll the shows for “Painting Journeys” “Working Farm”, San Gigminano, Italy.
“Sunset On Little Traverse Bay”
Being in Petosky, Mi for the Oil Painters of America Paint Out this past summer was a dream come true. We stayed in a lovely B & B overlooking the lake and the view was breathtaking. I painted this piece, en plain air, in about an hour for the “Sunset Paintout” sponsored by the Plein Air Magazine.