Parco Aqueducto,Roma, 8 x 10 in., Oil
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Via Labrinto, Syracuse, Sicily

Here is a a view on Ortygia island in the city of Syracuse, Sicily. Via Labrinto (Italian for  Labrynith Way) was a beautiful winding street that rewarded me with surprising architecture.Syracuse is a pleasant place, very cleaned up compared…
Parco Aqueducto,Roma, 8 x 10 in., Oil
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Ortygia Sunset, Syracusa, Sicily

I finally  have finished touching up and documenting my Neapolitan and Sicily paintings from my trip earlier this year. Here is a great view of the end of Ortygia island in the city of Syracuse, Sicily. Syracuse is a pleasant place, very…
Parco Aqueducto,Roma, 8 x 10 in., Oil
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Auctions on my Daily Painting Blog

(Update 8/18 - I'm not really regularly doing this right now, but I may start again) Below are some  paintings I recently sold through my  Painting a Day Blog  where I  auction or sell paintings starting at about $100. Subscribe to that…
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Plein Air Magazine Article

Last month when I was still in Naples, Italy, Steven Doherty, the editor of Plein Air Magazine contacted me about doing an article on my trip to Rome. Unfortunately it was only published in the subscription - only digital edition, but I'm very…
Pot and Orange, 7 x 7 in., Oil on Linen
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Back From Italy and New Daily Painting Auctions

I'm back from Italy, alas. I had a wonderful time and even visited France and Paris, where I liberally sampled the wine and enjoyed some wonderful meals! And I'm plotting my Italian return! Also there are still many paintings, photos, and…
View of Saubrigues, Aquitaine, France, 5 x 8 in., oil on linen
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View of Saubrigues, Aquitaine, France

Here is a sketch I did for my friends who I visited in SW France in July 2013.
Pulcino della Minerva (Berninis Elephant), Roma, 10 x 8 in., Oil
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Pulcino Della Minerva (Bernini"s Elephant), Roma, 10 x 8 in., Oil

I did this cityscape  painting over two days at the Piazza della Minerva in Rome, Italy, one block behind the Pantheon, which you see in the background. This  is one of the most curious monuments of Rome, the so-called Pulcino della…
Parco Aqueducto,Roma, 8 x 10 in., Oil
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Chiesa di Santa Brigida, Oil, 8x10 in.(Sold)

This painting was done on a cool March night on the Piazza Farnese. My biggest audience were the waiters running back and forth to their storeroom and murmuring words of encouragement: "bella, bella!" This is the Chiesa di Santa Brigida,…
Trajans Column, Rome, 8 x 8 in., Oil
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Trajans Column, Rome, 8 x 8 in., Oil

I did this landscape painting in Rome, Italy on a day painting with a few of my Roman plein air friends. It's near the busiest tourist area, and luckily several good spots for inexpensive espresso and pizza were nearby. Trajan's Column (Italian:…
Michaelangelos Cloister, Terme di Diocleziane (The Baths of Diocletian),Roma, 10 x 8 in, Oil
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Chiostro di Michelangelo, Terme di Diocleziane (The Cloister of Michaelangelo, Baths of Diocletian), Roma, 10 x 8 in, Oil

This was another landscape painting outing with the Sketchcrawl Roma group. Again they had arranged free admission! A couple of us stayed the whole day and then were thrown out by surprised gaurds when they decided to close a little early.…
Parco Aqueducto,Roma, 8 x 10 in., Oil
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Ponte Sant' Angelo di Notte, Roma (Saint Angels Bridge by Night), 8 x 10 in. Oil

This is a night painting I did in Rome, Italy of the Ponte Sant'Angelo.  Completed in 134 AD to span the Tiber, from the city center to  the towering Castel Sant'Angelo.  The bridge is now solely pedestrian, and provides a photogenic…
Parco Aqueducto,Roma, 8 x 10 in., Oil
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Parco degli Acquedotti (Park of the Aquaduct), Roma, 8 x 10 in., Oil

The Parco degli Acquedotti (Park of the Aquaduct) where I did this  landscape painting is a public park in Rome, Italy. It is part of the Appian Way Regional Park and is of approximately 15 hectares. Although just 8 km from the centre of Rome,…