More Summer Paintings – 2015

  Here is another group of my more successful of plein air paintings done this summer. This small painting above is coming up for auction through my painted Journal”painted postcards” blog, where I auction  or sell at fixed price paintings starting at $90. Click here to see.

Pulcino Della Minerva (Bernini”s Elephant), Roma, 10 x 8 in., Oil

I did this cityscape  painting over two days at the Piazza della Minerva in Rome, Italy, one block behind the Pantheon, which you see in the background. This  is one of the most curious monuments of Rome, the so-called Pulcino della Minerva. It is a statue designed by the Baroque era sculptor Gian Lorenzo BerniniContinue reading “Pulcino Della Minerva (Bernini”s Elephant), Roma, 10 x 8 in., Oil”

Chiesa di Santa Brigida, Oil, 8×10 in.(Sold)

This painting was done on a cool March night on the Piazza Farnese. My biggest audience were the waiters running back and forth to their storeroom and murmuring words of encouragement: “bella, bella!” This is the Chiesa di Santa Brigida, a small Swedish church dedicated to Saint Bridget of Sweden, who travelled to Rome inContinue reading “Chiesa di Santa Brigida, Oil, 8×10 in.(Sold)”

Trajans Column, Rome, 8 x 8 in., Oil

I did this landscape painting in Rome, Italy on a day painting with a few of my Roman plein air friends. It’s near the busiest tourist area, and luckily several good spots for inexpensive espresso and pizza were nearby. Trajan’s Column (Italian: Colonna Traiana) is a column in Rome, Italy, that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan’sContinue reading “Trajans Column, Rome, 8 x 8 in., Oil”

Chiostro di Michelangelo, Terme di Diocleziane (The Cloister of Michaelangelo, Baths of Diocletian), Roma, 10 x 8 in, Oil

This was another landscape painting outing with the Sketchcrawl Roma group. Again they had arranged free admission! A couple of us stayed the whole day and then were thrown out by surprised gaurds when they decided to close a little early. They thought everyone was gone ( it was a Saturday evening – I understood).Continue reading “Chiostro di Michelangelo, Terme di Diocleziane (The Cloister of Michaelangelo, Baths of Diocletian), Roma, 10 x 8 in, Oil”

Ponte Sant’ Angelo di Notte, Roma (Saint Angels Bridge by Night), 8 x 10 in. Oil

This is a night painting I did in Rome, Italy of the Ponte Sant’Angelo.  Completed in 134 AD to span the Tiber, from the city center to  the towering Castel Sant’Angelo.  The bridge is now solely pedestrian, and provides a photogenic vista of the Tiber River and the castle. It’s of course a busy place, andContinue reading “Ponte Sant’ Angelo di Notte, Roma (Saint Angels Bridge by Night), 8 x 10 in. Oil”

Parco degli Acquedotti (Park of the Aquaduct), Roma, 8 x 10 in., Oil

The Parco degli Acquedotti (Park of the Aquaduct) where I did this  landscape painting is a public park in Rome, Italy. It is part of the Appian Way Regional Park and is of approximately 15 hectares. Although just 8 km from the centre of Rome, the park has been protected from development and retains a rusticContinue reading “Parco degli Acquedotti (Park of the Aquaduct), Roma, 8 x 10 in., Oil”