Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Break 2014

School's out and I'm in an outdoor landscape painting course. 

A big thanks to Tim McGuire and Joe Altwer who instructed this 5.5 day intensive course. It taught me big concepts in the art of outdoor painting with oils. Eye opening and refreshing. It was good to be painting out of the studio! :)  It was also an opportunity to be able to mingle with artists from the other schools in Florence too. We spent 2 days in the city and 3 days at Settignano to give us variation. Settignano is a small town east of Florence where Michelangelo grew up learning sculpting. Only a 15min bus ride away on the #10 from Campo di Marte, this place is worth a visit if you are not the painting type. :) There were rainy days and sunlit days. As a bonus, we were taught how to prep our wooden panels + an 'international' potluck! Yea, we had food from the Americas, Europe and Asia. 

It's really a great feeling when concepts and skills are slowly beginning to click. 

Yes, it rains a lot in Florence!

Ponte Vecchio
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24cm

View of Firenze
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24cm

San Martino, Ponte a Mensola
Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24cm

 Painting the Duomo from my favorite street. 

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