Through the quirky way she interprets dreams, art, and day-to-day stuff ~ Dorothy's dream of painting the lavender fields of Provence became real. Her book about painting in France, Discovering Joy's Garden, transformed into this inspirational website.
Down the street from my villa, this grand palace perches atop Poggio alla Croce. It’s Roman arches frame views of Figline to the east and Florence to the west. The turquoise sky presents a brilliant counterpoint to it’s earth Tuscan Yellow.
I am the muse, Thalia, meant to insegnare duro lavorare Dorothy to riposare, liberare and ridere. It’s hard work but I am just the muse for the job.
Am busily packing for departure tomorrow, arriving in Florence on Wednesday 8/23. Dorothy asked for a couple of art related items and ice cube trays!!! For the life of me I can’t figure out why you need ice in Chianti. =O But all were easy to procure and pack and I can’t wait to pick up on the merriment that Chincia so ably started.
Get ready Jim and Dorothy. E un vero divertimento! Fino Mercoledi a mezzogiorno fuori Amerigo Vespucci Aeroporto in Firenze!
With all the new painting inspiration of Tuscany, I think it will be fun to share it by offering 100 paintings at $100. The shopping feed will follow each featured painting.
Today’s painting is inspired by Loro Ciuffenna, the Etruscan town I wrote about earlier. This distant window caught my eye. It’s bright teal blue against the rustic white-washed stucco wall sings beside the willow tree.