Monday, November 7, 2011

The Italy Paintings!!!

Here are the paintings I did in Italy at the Carver/Stats workshop... at least, the three that made the cut. I also did some black and white studies but threw all of them away except one and someone in the workshop accidentally picked it up. We were timed on all the paintings we did, these are 1 1/2 hour studies. We also did one exercise where we had to pick a spot do a 10 minute study, turn 25 degrees and do another, etc. until we had made a complete turn. Will post those later.


The first is a view of the vineyards and service road right below the Villa we stayed at. The second is a painting of one of the outbuildings at the Villa. All of the buildings had the most wonderful copper gutters with incredible details on them. Very Etruscan looking. The last is of one of the main streets in Certaldo Alto, one of the hill villages closest to the Villa.


  1. Beautiful work, Ann. Wish we could do it all over again. Your painting in Certaldo is great. I'll never forget that day with the delivery trucks on my side of the street, the flute! followed by a cold beer.
    Great job!

  2. Wonderful colors and organic natural forms. Reminds me of a painting like Rainy landscape, by Russian painter
    , that I saw at, from where one can order a canvas print of it.
    Really good place to browse the painter’s work and other work similar to your style of painting.