Saturday, September 5, 2009

Painting in Italy in September 2010

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

Pinawa Dam

This is the final painting. The dam is really behind me. This is the water that is flowing from it into the Winnipeg River. I found that after I signed it and photographed it, I saw some compositional problems. The camera has come in very handy once again. I feel that I have captured the essence of the place. The rushing water against the coolness and calmness in the bay. The rough rock against the smoothness of the rocks that have been pounded by the relentless flow. The light hitting the rocks casting shadows. A painting of contrasts.