Monday, March 29, 2010

Garden Path at La Romita, Italy School of Art

I have just finished a painting of the garden path at the La Romita School of Art in Terni, Italy where I studied in 2007. I did the painting in pastels to be shown at the spring garden show at White Wagon Farm located near Maumelle, Arkansas. Each of the artists who paint at Sage House (a neat studio and teaching facility) show their paintings in the spring and fall during the opening (spring) and closing (fall) of the White Wagon Farm plant nursery. This painting has special meaning for me since I walked the path several times during my visits in 2001 and 2007. I did a painting in 2007 of the La Romita Art Studio for a location in the garden. I hope to visit La Romita again soon with paints and brush in hand.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Barn at Bisco, Arkansas

Bisco, Arkansas is where my wife and I stop to buy vegitables on our way to the Mississippi Delta where my mother in law lives. I asked the lady who operates the vegitable stand if I could take a few photos of her barn. Well, here it is as a watercolor painting. I am submitting this painting to the Mid-Southern Watercolor Society annual exhibition. If it gets in the show that will be great. If not, it was a good try. Wish me luck!

Friday, March 5, 2010

La Romita Sunrise

This little painting was painted at the end of my stay at the La Romita School of Art in Italy. I tried to capture the essence of my visit in one small painting. I would be interested to know if anyone likes it. More of this type of small painting to come.