Wednesday, November 25, 2009
These were on display at the studio show last week and 2 of these sold. The sale was a huge success with a total of 9 sales...and nothing small either. It seems if someone falls in love with a piece of art it doesn't matter the price. Not too much of a recession here!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
This is the updated version of the Tuscany trip. There are new pictures of the places we will be staying. From September 7 to 13 we will be in Lido di Camaiore at the Hotel Club i Pini. While there a train or boat will transport us to the amazing cliff towns of Cinque Terre. Loretta and Claudio are our hosts and will also provide us with cooking lessons.
The second week we will be in the historical thermal town of Bagno Vignoni. Our accomadation is in a 1400 century summer residence of Pope Pio ll. The spa facilities look amazing! The outdoor painting opportunities abound! `Plein air`painting will be enhanced by excursions to the villages of Pienza and Monticchiello.
Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy the sights of Tuscany and the sounds of Beethoven!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This is where we will be traveling to September 2010! We were in Tuscany painting 4 years ago at the Villa 1 Club Pini and will stay there again. It was the home of a famous Italian painter CHINI, whose work can be seen throughout the villa. It is minutes from the Italian Riviera in the town of Viareggio. While there we will be venturing out on days trips to paint. One trip will be a train ride to the breathtaking Cinque Terre. There are no roads in so we will trek along the cliffs till we arrive at one of the villages perched on the rocks. We will also experience "Slow Food" on an amazing estate where a person roams the gardens and pathways sampling food and produce from the local farmers and bakers. The best part is almost every second booth is wine sampling! Once inside the mansion you are awe struck by the tapestries and roses everywhere. The whole video is where we will be painting in Tuscany except for the last 2 pictures. These are from Lucca where I hope to spend the 2nd week of the trip.
Watch the blog or my web page http://www.leonabrown.com/ for more info on the trip.
Monday, June 29, 2009
What a glorious trip to Southern Spain! It was mainly due to the wonderfully warm and gracious host and hostess Mike and Hilary. This video shows the couple and the painting the 16 artists collaged for them. It also shows the places I demonstrated watercolour painting. We traveled to Ronda, with it's magnificent Roman bridge over the gorge, Iznajar, Zuheros, and The Alhambra. Enjoy the photos, my paintings, (except 3 from the students), and the music of Spain.