Saturday, June 20, 2009
I am here at Spannocchia a few days before my Plein Air Painting workshop so I can get organized and get a little painting in, as well as scout out some painting sites.
It is such a great place. It is rustic and feels very authentically Italian. Around the grounds are the workings of this organic farm .The gardens are being tilled, the sheep are being herded and everything is green and thriving.
The ambience is warm and people come and go from all over but gather in evening to share a family meal outside under a canopy. People chat and exchange stories of the day over the simply prepared and wonderfully fresh food which includes vegetables from the gardens here and wine from their own grapes.
I have been out painting to some of the nearby towns and areas. I will post some paintings when I get a chance to photograph them. I am looking forward to a week of painting and exploring the stunningly beautiful and quietly natural part of Italy.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Spannocchia Soon! I am busy preparing for my plein air painting workshop which takes place at Spannocchia from June 22-29. I have been looking forward to returning there all year. I will be posting workshop goings on each days so you can get a sense of what it is like.We will be painting in some nearby towns as well as at Spannocchia. If you would like to receive the daily postings just sign up in the upper right hand box on this page.Stay tuned!