Thursday, October 23, 2014

Back Street Montisi, 11x14

Rain, Sun, Clouds, Wind....

.....It was an afternoon that provided everything.  Marianne and I had wandered around our Italian town looking for an interesting place to paint that was a little protected.  This alley was IT.

I liked the way this little road disappeared around the corner and how a 'local' would suddenly appear, obviously taking the 'short cut'.  They weren't sure what to make of us but they were all friendly.

Since painting all those weather conditions wasn't going to work I had to pick one so whenever the sun peaked out I memorized the light pattern.  It is all just shapes and bit of color but I like how it all goes together.

Every town in Tuscany has it's own charm....and we will be going back in 2015.

Marianne painted that little door peaking out on the right.  I'm going to bug her to get it posted.  It was a nice painting.   


  1. Really great to see these painting gems Darrell, and in a small way travel along with you to these locations we have been dreaming of seeing in person.

  2. Darrell, I notice that there aren't many comments on your posts, and I wouldn't want you to think that's because they aren't appreciated. I don't often comment, but I do enjoy your sense of color and I check in on your blog frequently to see the latest. Keep up the good work.
    Thanks, Mitch

  3. Rob and Mitch....thanks for your comments. Mitch: I appreciate you taking the time to write a post and the positive comments keep me going. Comments are way down, mostly because of Facebook, I think. I get a lot of visitors and assume people are coming for some reason....your writing to actually tell me why you come is very helpful. The other person that commented, Rob Weiss, is someone you should also check out.


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