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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Friday, March 16, 2012


Perhaps the abstract painting of a Buddha isn't the first, third, or fifteenth image you would would expect to find on a Painting In Italy blog, but stay with me here and let me explain why I believe the Red Buddha is the ideal painting for this blog.
I chose to draw my Buddha in this minimalist style to convey the no frills, tranquility of Buddhism. Although unconnected, the lines are in harmony with each other in the same manner that our seemingly unconnected lives are in harmony with the universe and thus, in fact, we are all connected in spirit.
I decided to add this Buddha to my Painting In Italy blog as a thank you to my readers from every continent who along with me, despite our diverse cultures and languages, all share an interest in and a love for Italy: it's art and culture. In this we are all in perect harmony.
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