Category Archives: Italian Trip 2013

Museo Capodimonte, Naples, Italy, 8 x 10 in., Oil.

Museo Capidomonte, Naples, Italy, 8 x 10 in. oil on linen

Museo Capidomonte, Naples, Italy, 8 x 10 in. oil on linen

The Museo Capodimonte in Naples, Italy is a wonderful museum at the top of a hill in a small park setting about a 30 minute walk from the historic center. While spending a month in Naples in June of 2013,  Continue reading

Mt. Vesuvius, Naples, 8 x 10 in., oil

Mt. Vesevius, Naples, 8 x 10 in. oil on linen

Mt. Vesevius, Naples, 8 x 10 in. oil on linen

Mount Vesuvius is a volcano near Naples, Italy.  I actually had a lovely view of it from my apartment window. I painted this picture from the rocks near Mergellina, in the center of the city.

Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 Continue reading

Ostia Antica, Roma, 8 x 5in., oil

Ostia Antica, Roma, 8 x 5in., oil on linen.

Ostia Antica, Roma, 8 x 5in., oil on linen.

A  very short train ride away from Rome, Ostia Antica is a large archeological site, close to the modern suburb of Ostia. It was the location of the harbor city of ancient Rome, which is Continue reading

Santo Spirito, Rome, 10 x 8 in., oil

Santo Spirito, Rome, 10 x 8 in., oil on linen
Santo Spirito, Rome, 10 x 8 in., oil on linen

The beautiful Santo Spirito in Sassia (Holy Spirit in Saxony) is a 12th-century  church in Rome. It stands in Borgo Santo Spirito, a street Continue reading

La Martorana, Palermo, Sicily

La Martonara, Palermo, 8 x 5 in. oil on linen

La Martorana, Palermo, 8 x 5 in. oil on linen

I was in Palermo this June where I painted The Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio or San Nicolò dei Greci, commonly called the Martorana, overlooking the Piazza Bellini in Palermo. Continue reading

Chiesa Rossa, Ortygia Island, Syracusa, Sicily

Chiesa Rossa, Ortygia, 8 x 10 in., oil on linen

Chiesa Rossa, Ortygia, 8 x 10 in., oil on linen

Here is a nice viewpoint from the ramparts around Ortygia island in Sicily which I painted. I don’t have any information about this church (besides a name) . If anyone knows, Continue reading