Questo non c’è più..this one is gone…..

The beautiful elm tree was my reason for doing this painting….and then the rest..oil on canvas 45cm x 60 cm..L’olmo bello grande era il motivo dietro questo dipinto..e poi tutto il resto…olio su tela……autunno 2011….Part of the Palagina exhibition it was sold to a good family….Faceva parte della mostra alla Palagina, è stato venduto a persone meritvoli..

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Paintings in the Exhibition…a few of them…Alcuni dei quadri esibiti a Villa La Palagina

A quick watercolor sketch from my studio of the road winding through the hills towards Greve…..un bozzetto i acquarello della strada Grevigiana vista dallo studio mio…..Ponte agi Stolli

A small..22cm x 40m…winter painting of the old farmhouse with the Pratomagno mountains beyond..un piccolo bozzetto del podere con dietro le montgne di Pratomagno sopra Valdarno..inverno..2012
Comings and Goings……65 cm x 125…oil on canvas/ olio su tela…11/2011….

2 words, 2 parole

The Frame Shop

Steve and Luca and friends in their frame shop in Figline Valdarno, Florence, Italy…60 cm x 70 cm, oil on panel, done from many lives…July 2012

Fa caldo!! It’s verrry hot!! Not too much painting outdoors…non ho dipinto tanto fuori….after the opening of the exhibition and all that that entails..dopo l’inaugurazone della mostra e tutto quello che ci vuole per promuoverla…..my total being needed a rest..il mio essere totale aveva bisogno di un riposo.  E poi, il caldo è arrivato— and then the heat struck!!  It really hasn’t affected my mind…..non è che ha toccato il mio cervello….or..o???? Anyway..comunque….I decided to write in 2 languages, for better or for worse…ho deciso di scrivere in 2 lingue nel bene e nel male ..ha ha..ha ha…I do live in Italy after all..Io abito in Italia dopo tutto!

I am working on a large painting of my framer’s shop which includes them, of course,this is something I really enjoy doing..people in their workplaces ..  Sto dipingendo un quadro grande della bottega dei miei cornicaii, inclusi naturalmente riratti di loro….è una cosa che mi piace molto fare, cioè,dipingere la gente nel loro ambiente di lavoro.   I am also working on a  sanguine and pastel portrait of a young Dutch man who is currently  here at the Palagina—in piu sto facendo un ritratto in sanguigna e in pastello di un giovane Olandese attualmente alla Palagina. And In the evening when it is cooler, I am working on a large pastel landscape of a meandering road… e in serata, quando fa meno caldo,sto facendo un paesaggio in pastello di una strada in campagna che fa meandri…ed ecco dove vado ora….and that is where I’m headed now..On the road…

Openings

Along with the opening of flower buds comes the reopening of the Palagina and the opening of my exhibition therein! The long winter is over and my painted experience of it as well…time to wake up to the singing of birds and visions of new things, or old things resuscitated (like me)…anyway, if you should be in Italy near Florence, you should definitely come and stay at the Palagina or look into it..a beautiful place in the hills, opposite the mountains,a friendly staff and a wonderful warm and beyond helpful director,Eric…and you can also see these and many more of my paintings in “person” ..”dal vero”…..