Lago Maggiore to the Simplon Pass

Here are a few recent sketches from a trip to Lago Maggiore with Ben Fenske. We went up to the Simplon Pass for a day, but never made it back as the weather was uncooperative.

Evening at Verbania. 24 x 35 cm, oil on panel.

Evening at Verbania. 24 x 35 cm, oil on panel.

Landscape painting of Feriolo, Lago Maggiore, Italy

Feriolo. 25 x 35 cm, oil on panel.

Landscape painting of the Ossola Valley

Sunset Sketch, Ossola Valley. 30 x 20 cm, oil on panel.

Landscape painting of Monte Rosa from the Simplon Pass

Monte Rosa from the Simplon Pass. 25 x 40 cm, oil on panel.

Here is a short time-lapse video of the above sketch:

Landscape painting of Monte Leone, in the Swiss Alps

Towards Monte Leone. 30 x 40 cm, oil on panel.

Landscape painting of Lago d'Orta, Italy

Evening Fog, Lago d’Orta. 25 x 35 cm, oil on panel.

Landscape painting of Domodossola, Italy

Rain, Domodossola. 30 x 20 cm, oil on panel.

Landscape sketch in oil of a cutting garden near Stresa, Lago Maggiore, Italy

Cutting Garden, Stresa. 20 x 30 cm, oil on panel.

Landscape painting of a Villa near Stresa, Lago Maggiore

Villa near Stresa. 40 x 30 cm, oil on panel.

Painting of the Promenade at Stresa, Lago Maggiore, Italy

The Promenade at Stresa. 40 x 30 cm, oil on panel.

Lago Maggiore to the Simplon Pass was last modified: April 2nd, 2013 by Marc Dalessio

8 comments

  1. Marc, what you do is amazing, always.

    Also, seemingly unprovoked I had a strange dream about Ben Fenske the other night.
    He was a she. He, now a she, had received sex reassignment surgery. She was very happy.

  2. Hi Marc. Where is Lago Maggiore? Great paintings of course! Please ask Ben to post his paintings someday in the next year or two. Please let me know any workshop dates for 2013. I will be choosing vacation weeks at work soon. Hope to see you in Carmel. Sincerely, Carl

  3. Great work Marc, it’s always a treat when you post new paintings. I love that tree on the “Lago d’Orta”

  4. Hi Marc. Another group of brilliant paintings.. It was interesting watching the time lapse video. It made me wonder if you always paint top to bottom, left to right..

  5. Hi Jeff, I was taught to always key the sky first, so I usually start at the top. The left to right isn’t for any particular reason.

    Carl, Lago Maggiore is up in Northern Italy, on the border with Switzerland. It’s a beautiful area.

    Valdemar, always a pleasure to hear from you.

  6. Always a treat to view a new group of your amazing paintings. I always pick a favorite which would be Monte Leone for it’s earthy quality. Are you in a flooded area of Italy? Looks so awful. Best of luck with your new exhibit.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>