Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Home from Italy

Jenessa has returned from Italy

What an adventure I was blessed with.
Italy of course is known for its 'light' and
truly it is 'different' from anywhere I've been.

I have realized one of my dreams. It wasn't always easy but it was always marvelous. We worked hard at painting. Laughed until we cried. Enjoyed being spoiled by our own personal chef every night. Lived for 14 days in our own Villa with views straight out of "Under the Tuscan Sun." Traveled and painted in Monteriggioni, Lucca, Voltera, San Gimignano, Florence, where we met 'David,' Michelangelo's sculpture, and more. We shuddered at the traffic and the motorbike riders who never hesitated to pass us whether or not there was a corner or hill ahead, knowing that somehow they'd be fine! We marveled at our weather in October - several 80 degree days! And, best of all - shared wine, hard-boiled eggs and stories with long-time friends and made new ones, both whom have changed my life!
Here you will see several paintings I painted while I was in Italy. Right now I am not willing to sell them. They will be my memories. But I may well create prints of a few of them.

If you are interested in owning a print of one of these paintings, let me know which one you are interested in. Do come back often as I will be painting more Tiny Treasures using my reference notes and photos.
Again, thank you all, my Tiny Treasure fans for supporting the arts!

Jennifer (Jenessa)

(painting at top - "Volterra Morning")

Italy Palms at Michelangelo Square (overlooking Florence)

Villa Poggio Vista (looking out towards Florence from our Villa)

Volterra Afternoon (same view as Volterra Morning but using complementary colors)

Monteriggioni Geraniums (this is a common sight in Italy - flowers in windows)

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