The Olive Grove
16" x 20" oil on canvas
San Gimignano, famous for its many towers, is where I "found" this painting. In recent years it has become quite the tourist town - loads of people flocking in to see the towers, visit the churches and all those cute little shops. They also come to see the stunning views. But if you stay and explore the city, you find these quiet corners, like this olive grove. I found these old olive trees beside a small community of houses, which spoke of a place where people live and work. The quality of light on this Tuscan spring day was as important to catch as the as beauty of the countryside itself.
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