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Landscape Painting in the Beautiful Finger Lakes, NY

In June 2018 I drove about 12 hours from my house in Maine to the finger Lakes region. Specifically near Lake Canandaigua, for the 2018 Finger Lakes plein air painting festival. It’s especially beautiful part of the country. They…
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More Summer Paintings - 2015

  Here is another group of my more successful of plein air paintings done this summer. This small painting above is coming up for auction through my painted Journal"painted postcards" blog, where I auction …
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…
Behind Castel Sant'Angelo, Roma, 5 x 7 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,…
Painting in Rome's historic center with Giovanni Ragone and Marco Carloni.
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Meeting Other Landscape Painters or Sketchers When You Travel

By far the best part of my  trip to Italy to paint and learn about the culture,  has been the local painters and fellow artists I met here. How did I find them? Well actually the first thing I did is google "plein air Rome" until I found…
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.…
Behind Castel Sant'Angelo, Roma, 5 x 7 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,…
Fabricus Bridge, Roma (Isola Tiburina),8 x 10, oil
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Fabricus Bridge, Roma (Isola Tiburina), 8 x 10, oil

This is a cityscape painting of the  Fabricus Bridge, which I painted right before I left Rome. The Pons Fabricius (Italian: Ponte Fabricio, meaning "Fabricius' Bridge") is the oldest Roman bridge in Rome, Italy, still existing in its original…
Behind Castel Sant'Angelo, Roma, 5 x 7 in., Oil
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Behind Castel Sant'Angelo, Roma, 5 x 7 in, Oil

I did this landscape painting in a very pleasant little park behind The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo (English: Castle of the Holy Angel),  which  is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy.…