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IL GABINETTO

During my last trip to Italy, I took a lot of photos in hopes that when I got home (and had time) I would have time to turn them into paintings. This is one I took in Sersale. I love the arched doorways and the light coming from within on this one really caught my eye. I really liked the shadows and the way the red paint in the distant wall and of the letters in the arch accented the whole thing nicely. As I painted the letters, I tried to figure out what they signified. I really couldn’t imagine what word that was, it wasn’t VICOLO or USCITA. My husband took one look and declared, “That’s GABINETTO.”   and there it is, a beautiful painting of the entrance to a Gabinetto. or actually, a toilet, in old fashioned Italian.

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  1. Kathryn Magendie
    April 23rd, 2009 at 09:52 | #1

    I LOVE this one of the cat coming round the corner – just made me smile

  2. PERUGINA ART
    April 22nd, 2009 at 01:48 | #2

    Hi Mimi!
    I knew you were taking many photos on your last trip to la bella Italia.. i can understand why this entry-way would have caught that artistic eye of yours!!! Che peccato e` l’entrata del (ahem) gabinetto..
    You have rendered it beautifully.. love the inclusion of the gattino!
    Bello e brava!

  3. Strumelia
    April 20th, 2009 at 13:31 | #3

    I like this one especially!!

    Very nice, the light, the cat, the colors….and even the touch of humor that is not immediately apparent. Great job!

  4. Linda
    April 19th, 2009 at 10:01 | #4

    I just want to say — you are a wonderfully talented artist, and I enjoy seeing your paintings!

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