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Vicino al mare – near the sea

October 10th, 2013 1 comment

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After winning a ribbon for one of my Italian themed paintings last week AND selling it, I decided I would have to paint a few more. Goodness knows I have hundreds of photos, great reference material, many taken by my late husband who was a talented photographer from our many trips to Italy.
This painting is of a street in Sicily, you could see the sea right at the end of the street. This painting only measures 8″ x 10″. These kinds of city scapes are more fun to paint big, but then the big ones are harder to sell. So this is a little gem for someone’s study wall.

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A really good book

October 3rd, 2013 No comments

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The other day on the light rail, I sat across from this gentleman. The novel in his hands was fraying. Most of the front cover was gone, the inside front page was in tatters. He was so intent on what he was reading, that when I snapped a picture of him with my trusty phone/digital camera, he did not hear the fabricated shutter noise that I do not know how to shut off. He sat raptly involved with that book until the last stop, and after everyone else was standing, ready to exit the car, he finally put his book away. I did not see the title of the book. I tried.

5 x 7 watercolors for sale!

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