Friday, November 28, 2008

San Casciano Visit

San Casciano was the first hill town we visited. Our Italian bus driver, Bruno, quickly became a friend and 'tour guide' to us all. Speaking in broken English, he would describe important sites as we sped by, narrowly missing this motorbiker or that mini cooper. He was insistent that we be back at the bus at exactly 4:00 because they didn't like him to park for longer than 10 minutes!

I managed to be late only once the whole time, and that's only because I found an art store in the town of Lucca, 'my town.' I say that because I am actually writing a novel that is based in Lucca - one of the reasons I went to Italy.

Anyway San Casciano - wonderful open air markets, delicious food, and wonderful reference material for paintings! The colors! So rich and unabashedly slapped on buildings creating mosaic patterns that are a joy to paint. Just another excuse to push paint around!

Here you see the view when you turn your back to the marketplace. Click on images to enlarge.
...below is detail of painting

"San Casciano Visit"
Oil on Panel $100 SOLD Thanks P.T. of Wenatchee
First person to email me at claims this painting and will be sent an invoice from PayPal with tax and shipping included. Please put 'San Casciano Visit' in the subject line of email.

1 comment:

Casey Klahn said...

I am happy you made it to Italy, Jennifer. What excitement!

Some day I'll return, but for now I live on the memories!