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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…
Fontana di Venere (Fountain of Venus), Galleria Borghese,Roma, 5X8 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.…
Fontana di Venere (Fountain of Venus), Galleria Borghese,Roma, 5X8 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…
Veduta del Foro Romano (View of the Roman Forum) 5 x 7 in., Oil
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Veduta del Foro Romano (View of the Roman Forum), 5 x 7 in., Oil

I did this landscape painting looking south over the Roman Forum ruins in Rome,Italy. It was a busy spot with tourists until I spilled my mineral spirits on the ground ( accidentally, really!) and then people stayed away from me. The Roman…
Fontana di Venere (Fountain of Venus), Galleria Borghese,Roma, 5X8 in., Oil
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Frescoes and Mosaics at the Palazzo Massimo in Rome

Short shrift. That's what describes what  Palazzo Massimo (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme) gets from tourists  (and probably most Romans). And it's to bad because it's a wonderful collection.What was especially interesting to me were the fresco…
French Consulate, Rome, 8 x 10 in., Oil
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French Consulate, Rome, 8 x 10 in, Oil

I did this painting on Via Gulia, in the central historic district of Rome. It's very nearby the Piazza Farnese and the Campo De Fiore. While I was doing it, a very well dressed woman (I like to think she was a countess) came by and demanded…
Acquedotti di Roma, 5 x 8 in. Oil
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Acquedotti di Roma (Roman Aquaduct) , 5 x 8 in. Oil

This is the second   landscape painting I did at the  Parco degli Acquedotti (Park of the Aquaduct), which  is a public park in Rome, Italy. It is part of the Appian Way Regional Park and is of approximately 15 hectares. Although just…
Fontana di Venere (Fountain of Venus), Galleria Borghese,Roma, 5X8 in., Oil
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Fontana di Venere (Fountain of Venus), Galleria Borghese, Roma, 5 X 8 in., Oil

I painted this painting right behind the Galleria Borghese, which perhaps houses the finest collection of decorative wall art I have ever seen. I had noticed the gardens during my visit, and came back the next day to do two small paintings. This…