Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Country Road
11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

This month The Virtual Paintout is visiting Lido di Iesole  just north of Venice.  It is a coastal region, and mostly caters to the tourist industry. But if you get beyond the beach cottages and hotels, you can find some old forgotten buildings like this one. I loved the peaceful feeling of this quiet corner of Venizia, it seems like it is rich in history, with many of its stories still untold (see it here).

This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas. It can be framed - or it can be hung just as it is.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Trees of Heaven
12" x 16" oil on canvas
$ 80

I love these tall trees - they have been here for a long, long time. Their canopy rises high and spreads over the neighborhood. I can see their leafy tops from my front yard, a couple of blocks away. I guess that is why they are called "Trees of Heaven," because they reach up so high in the sky. They are also pretty much doomed. They will be "removed," along with dozens of others, many of which are heritage trees, so a local developer can put high-density, high rise apartments where they are. So much for progress.

This is my first painting of them, but not my last - I have not yet caught their beauty and majesty, how their height dominates the neighborhood. I have not done them justice, but I will keep trying until I do.

This piece is painted on all sides, it can be framed up nicely, or hung just as it is.

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