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

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,  I walked up there a few times,…
Mt. Vesevius, Naples, 8 x 10 in. oil on linen
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Mt. Vesuvius, Naples, 8 x 10 in., oil

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…
Ostia Antica Theater Exterior (Courtesy wikimedia commons)
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Ostia Antica, Roma, 8 x 5in., oil

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 approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) to the northeast.…
Santo Spirito, Rome, 10 x 8 in., oil on linen
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Santo Spirito, Rome, 10 x 8 in., oil

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 which got its name from the church. It was just a short distance from the Vatican and about a mile…
Una Fontana di Villa Borghese, Roma 8 x 10 in., oil on linen
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La Martorana, Palermo, Sicily

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. The foundation charter of the church (which was initially…
Una Fontana di Villa Borghese, Roma 8 x 10 in., oil on linen
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Chiesa Rossa, Ortygia Island, Syracusa, Sicily

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, I'd love to know. It looks very old when I walked around it. Also,…
Una Fontana di Villa Borghese, Roma 8 x 10 in., oil on linen
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Via Labrinto, Syracuse, Sicily

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…
Una Fontana di Villa Borghese, Roma 8 x 10 in., oil on linen
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Ortygia Sunset, Syracusa, Sicily

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. Syracuse is a pleasant place, very…
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Plein Air Magazine Article

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…
Behind Castel Sant'Angelo, Roma, 5 x 7 in., Oil
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Behind Castel Sant'Angelo, Roma, 5 x 7 in, Oil

I did this landscape painting in a very pleasant little park behind The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo (English: Castle of the Holy Angel),  which  is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy.…
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Virona Cimiterio, Roma, 5 x 8 in., Oil (Sold)

This painting was done on the first day that I met some of the local  painters in Rome. It's a gorgeous cemetery established in the early 1800's. There are many beautiful sculptures and graves. We had to get permission to paint here, and I…
Una Fontana di Villa Borghese, Roma 8 x 10 in., oil on linen
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Una Fontana di Villa Borghese, Roma 8 x 10 in., oil on linen

  Villa Borghese is a large landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums (see Galleria Borghese) and attractions. It is the second largest public park in Rome (80 hectares or 148…