Many artists dream about painting in Italy. Now, as retiring baby-boomers are increasingly taking up “brush and pallet knife,” more than ever, painting in Italy is the “thing.” Every day, a new “Artist’s” tour of Italy crops up in travel sections of the newspaper and on the Internet. But there still remains a majority of artists who prefer to “go it alone.” They are independent in their artistic styles, and prefer to be independent regarding their travels in Italy . This blog intends to target these free spirited artists who still need guidance to the best places to paint, especially those idyllic gems that are little known and less traveled. Certainly, independent travelers who are not artists will also benefit from this blog.

With a few exceptions, this blog is not a guide to restaurants, lodging, rental cars, or shopping, (except for art supplies.)

Sprinkled among the posts are: my paintings, and a few Italian proverbs and poems written by notable Italian authors for whom I work as a translator.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I loved the rich colors in this still life that I painted at my autumn workshop conducted by Elizabeth Sennett. Without her expert guidance, my eggplant would have looked like a mutant cucumber and my onion would have taken on the appearance of a cherry on steroids. You can view this painting on my art wesite:

Mi piacciono tanto i colori in questo quadro che ho dipinto nella classe di “Still Life” con la maestra Elizabeth Sennett. Senza la sua direzione la mia melanzana semberebbe come un cetriolo mutante e la cipolla semberebbe come un cigliegia sui steroidi. Si puo` vedere il quadro sul mio website d'arte:

1 comment:

  1. Pam, I love the colors in the Tuscan Table, and your choice of vegetables, their placement, the shadows on the tablecloth, and the calm vibe all combine to sooth and please. Well done, my friend.
    Pat from Seattle


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