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Florence, Italy Paintings , Spring 2016, Pt. 2

Mugnone River Near Le Cure, Florence,Italy, 9 x 12 in. oil

Mugnone River Near Le Cure, Florence,Italy, 9 x 12 in. oil

Santo Spirito, Florence, 9 x 12 in., oil

Santo Spirito, Florence, 9 x 12 in., oil

Here’s a second set of paintings from Florence, Italy. All painted  on site, 9 x 12 in. and in oils. Florence  and environs is a terrific place to paint. But I have to say, my personal logistics are eating up a lot of time that I would rather spend painting.  I’m happy with my work, and feel I’m advancing, but wish I was more productive.

Caldine,Italy(Florence), 9 x 12 in.,oil

Caldine, Italy(Florence), 9 x 12 in.,oil

Tuscan Farm, Borgo San lorenzo, Italy, 9 x 12 in., oil

Farm Near Borgo San Lorenzo, Tuscany, 9 x 12 in. oil

Of course, I sell my work. If your interested in purchasing paintings, and supporting my endeavours,  take a look at my online shop here.  If you don’t see a specific painting you saw of mine in my shop, please inquire, I may just have not put it up

 

Florence, Italy Paintings, Spring 2016

The Hills above Florence, 9 x 12 in.,oil

The Hills above Florence, 9 x 12 in.,oil

I’ve now been in Florence for about two weeks. It was quite a bit of trouble to find inexpensive housing for the month, But eventually I found something, albeit a little on the outskirts. But I borrowed a bike from a friend, and that’s made it possible to get around in a timely fashion.

All these paintings are 9 x 12 in. oil paintings and shot and edited on my iPhone. And, of course, done on location from life in Florence, Italy. Enjoy, and thanks for looking!

Church Facade, Florence, 9 x 12 in.,oil

Church Facade, Florence, 9 x 12 in.,oil

 

View Down to the Duomo, Florence,9 x 12 in., oil

View Down to the Duomo, Florence,9 x 12 in., oil



  

Of course, I sell my work. If your interested in purchasing paintings, and supporting my endeavours,  take a look at my online shop here.  If you don’t see a specific painting you saw of mine in my shop, please inquire, I may just have not put it up

Rome, Italy Paintings – Spring 2016, pt.2

Museo Borghese Garden, 9 x 12 in.,oil

Museo Borghese Garden, 9 x 12 in.,oil

Here is a second group of paintings done in Rome in the spring of 2016. These paintings are all 9 x 12″, oil on linen.

I’m in Florence now and soon you should start seeing some paintings from here. There are some logistical problems getting housing here, but I have it all sorted now. I wasn’t able to get what I wanted, which was a small apartment of my own near the center. Instead I rented a room from an Airbnb host, at a place about 20 minutes by bus from the center. Life is always about budget, isn’t it?  Hope you enjoy the paintings!

View FromGiancalo, Rome, 9 x 12 in.,oil

View From Giancalo, Rome, 9 x 12 in.,oil


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Ponte Cestio, Rome, p9 x 12 in. ,oil

Ponte Cestio, Rome, 9 x 12 in. ,oil

The Appian Way. Rome, 9 x 12 in., oil

The Appian Way. Rome, 9 x 12 in., oil

Of course, I sell my work. If your interested in purchasing paintings, and supporting my endeavors,  take a look at my online shop here.  If you don’t see a specific painting you saw of mine in my shop, please inquire, I may just have not put it up.

Rome, Italy Paintings – Spring 2016

Some recent work from Rome, Italy. All oils, all 9 x 12 in. These are smartphone photos. I’m in Italy for a two month painting trip.



A Visit To Toledo’s Museum Of Fine Arts

Portrait of Helen Sears, Abbot Thayer

Portrait of Helen Sears, Abbot Thayer

While I have been working in The Toledo area,  I visited the Toledo Museum of Fine Arts several times. Located in Toledo’s  Old West End,a crumbling and beautiful historic neighborhood, the museum surprises with a well curated and friendly atmosphere. They have a great collection of historic  paintings as well as a modern building with a seemingly very thorough glass exhibit. Here are some of my favorites. well worth a trip if you are in the area. Continue reading

Trolley House, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., 8 x 10 in. Oil on Linen

Mt. Lebanon, PA. Plein Air Paint Out, Oct. 2-6, 2012

 Church Restoration (St. Bernards), 11 x 14 in., Oil on Linen

Church Restoration (St. Bernards), 11 x 14 in., Oil on Linen

I was invited to participate in  the first year of the annual Plein Air  paint out in Mt. Lebanon, Pa.,  a suburb of Pittsburgh. It was a well run event, the brainchild of David and Linda Csont. David had participated in the Easton Plein Air  event, one of the bigger events that happens in Maryland every July, and decided he wanted one in his home town.

Trolley Clock, Mt. Lebanon, PA., 11 x 14 in. Oil on Linen

Trolley Clock, Mt. Lebanon, PA., 11 x 14 in. Oil on Linen

Mt. Lebanon is a 1st ring suburb of Pittsburgh and so benefits from train service into the city, walkable streets, and a vibrant business and restuarant district. It’s a beautiful town and it was nice to see children walking to school in a safe and clean community.

The bus that the Plein Air Mt. Lebanon hired to give the artists  a tour of the town.

There were substantial prizes, none of which I won, alas! But it was well judged by Pittsburgh artist Ron Donoughe and there were many good painters. I did sell a couple paintings  and I had a terrific time. I tried to paint larger then I normally do, because it was a competition. They do take longer, however and I only finished 4 works in the 3 days. The “Trolly House” painting I gave as a well deserved gift to my hosts for the week, John and Lillian Sweeney,  who made my stay wonderful and kept me well fueled with food, wine and good conversation!

Trolley House, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., 8 x 10 in. Oil on Linen

Trolley House, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., 8 x 10 in. Oil on Linen

View of Pittsburgh, a very beautifully situated city.

View of Pittsburgh, a very beautifully situated city.

Broadmoor and Parkside; Autumn Sun,  Mt. Lebanon, Pa., 11 x 14 in., Oil on Linen

Broadmoor and Parkside; Autumn Sun, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., 11 x 14 in., Oil on Linen