Lo sviluppo di uno dei miei quadri…the development of one of my paintings

primo stadio di lavoro dopo 5 +/- di lavoro..first stage after 5 hours of work..early March..l’inizio di marzo

Secondo stadio fotografato dopo qualche settimana..quasi tutti elimenti ci sono…second stage after a few weeks of work ..almost all elements of the painting are down

Almost the end stage..quasi la fine….as time has passed the light and the colors have changed..con il passaggio del tempo i colori e la luce sono cambiati …fine marzo..the end of March

Dragon Days

 La Palagina in the Spring

Villa La Palagina seen from the Via Grevigiana : a huge field of colza in bloom ( colza is a turnip used for vegetable oil). Mixed media: watercolor and pastel, on Fabriano rag paper, 56cm x 77cm, c. 22″ x 30.5″ ….  a favorite subject for photographers on the road !


OK well, that last post was 2 days ago but something happened and it didn’t get published then.
Today is the first day of spring(!) even although yesterday was also very near to it..being the 20th..the merli are singing and the peach tree is blooming and the hills that I see from my door are a delicate warm green ..just waiting to be painted. Last night the sky was clear, the last time I looked out; jupiter, venus, and mars were shining down on us tiny beings.