|"Tuscany Abbey Spinota" pastel 16"x12"|
What does my vacation to Italy have to do with the St. James Art Fair? I'll be showing some of my newest drawings from my trip to Florence and Tuscany at the fair this weekend. Come see me in booth #912 on 3rd Street. Sorry for the very blatant promotion but I'm off to set up for the fair in about 1/2 hour and don't have time for the needed narrative to tell you all about the wonderful places I saw and food, oh the food. Not to mention the wine.I observed so many things in Tuscany while working on my plein air drawings. For instance, can you see the plow lines in the hillside in the orange/tan field. Yes, the lines are going straight up the hill which a farmer in America would never do, but in Tuscany the land is very, very heavy clay and apparently it doesn't erode ( or already has eroded away all the top soil) and they plow with bulldozers. Yep, bulldozers! I saw one. So up the hillside they go. In the springtime this hill would probably be planted in wheat to make their wonderful pasta, of which I ate twice a day.
|"Tuscany Farmland" pastel 20" x 40"|