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,
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
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
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
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.
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,
Here is a a view on Ortygia island in the city of Syracuse, Sicily. Via Labrinto (Italian for Labrynith Way) was a beautiful winding street that rewarded me with surprising architecture. Syracuse is a pleasant place, very cleaned up compared
I finally have finished touching up and documenting my Neapolitan and Sicily paintings from my trip earlier this year. Here is a great view of the end of Ortygia island in the city of Syracuse, Sicily.
Last month when I was still in Naples, Italy, Steven Doherty, the editor of Plein Air Magazine contacted me about doing an article on my trip to Rome. Unfortunately it was only published in the subscription – only digital edition, but I’m very pleased with the article. They graciously allowed me to repost the article.Continue reading “Plein Air Magazine Article”