Here's a recently commissioned piece in the vein of the Tuscan landscape paintings that I started out doing while living at Casa Cares in Reggello, Italy. A few people have written in saying that they miss those paintings so, for fun, and in addition to this one, I'm working on a new series of paintings in that style.
I must have run by this little reservoir a hundred times while living in Italy. I've painted it only a handful of times. This latest measures about 38" x 53" and will be available soon through The Vault Gallery in Cambria, CA.
We spent a great eight days in Italy at Casa Cares, the center where I used to work, where I met my wife, Caroline, and where I started to paint. You can see a few pictures from our trip here.
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I did my first painting when I moved to Italy about 10 years ago. Though I haven't been back in a few years, now, it still feels very much like home and I plan to get back as soon as I can work it out. In the meantime, I'm going to do another set of Tuscan landscape paintings based on the area around Casa Cares in Tuscany. These will be shown at The Vault Gallery in Cambria. Here is the first of the new set - "Il Laghetto vicino a St. Agata"
I've been working on some small and quick "sketch" paintings to work out some ideas for some larger stuff.
Here is an 8"x10" oil on a gessoed board of the laghetto on the path to Bonsi, under Casa Cares, in Tuscany. I've painted this laghetto a few times. Here is the first one I did a few years ago, and here is another one with a funky sunset.