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.

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

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Feriolo. 25 x 35 cm, oil on panel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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