Trevi Sketches

These are a few of the sketches from my ten day workshop near Trevi, Umbria. Daniela Astone and I would get up at dawn to get a painting in before classes started so most of the paintings are early morning sketches. The dawns go so fast in June though, and we were west of a mountain range so we often had to sit and wait for the sun to come up over the hill.

St. Vincenzo Ferreri, Trevi. 25 x 35 cm, oil on panel.

Haybales Sketch. 25 x 35 cm, oil on panel.

Trevi. 20 x 30 cm, oil on panel.

Haybales sketch, Trevi. 25 x 35 cm, oil on panel.


  1. A great series of paintings you have made!

    You said you wait for the sun to come over the hills, I done that last winter on the ice and noticed the birds came from everywhere a minute before the sun came above the horizon.

  2. Hello Maike, I was trained to paint on white (or off-white) canvases, so the big one is really how I normally paint. Recently I started using the transparent red oxide imprimaturas on my panels after studying the Macchiaoli paintings on board in the Pitti. Both methods are fine.

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