Below are some paintings from my week here in Italy. I was supposed to be on the lakes up North this week, but I got rained out. Here in Tuscany the weather is a bit more summery, even if there is an early Autumn chill in the air (and we’ve had a few days of rain here too).
I lived in Florence for 20 years and never painted the classic, postcard view of the Duomo. I also spent my summers about 20 minutes away from San Gimignano and never painted the towers. I thought this year I would get them both out of the way.
Most of the time I stayed in the countryside working on this larger piece:
I’m hoping for one more day of sun to finish, but it’s not looking good.
Here is the sketch:
And in the evenings I painted a series of sunsets from the house: