Join me in my Virtual Studio from Tuscany
I will be demonstrating in watercolor & oil paint from Poggio Alla Croce.
Watercolor journaling is fun for sketching and quick ideas on the run. I like to take a small one in my bag, so it’s handy and easy to paint on the fly. I do a lot of this in cafes and restaurants, on a park bench over looking the gardens, or while hiking in the village.
Plein Air Painting in Tuscany
Painting in the Vineyards
I know people are curious as to the colors I am using and how I know what to mix together to get my colors. I will be sharing this and more. This photo is from my last visit in 2015 to northern Tuscany in Grassina.
This quick oil sketch didn’t turn out as I wished. My phone interrupted my train of inspiration with a family issue. It’s important to stop and be there when family calls ~ even in Italy!
Everyone loves the feeling of leap-frogging with inspiration. An amazing series of them led me from the plein air painting above to this painting called, Heart Land. I know you can see how both paintings are focused on a heart centered in the landscape.
This is really what I was after when I went to Italy two years ago. I wished to absorb the Tuscany Lifestyle into my art and life ~ and I believe this is what it looks like for me!
I used my CreativSOUP Method to spur the leap-frogs along. The more I stirred the pot, the faster those leap frogs jumped to mind. I will be setting up my oil palette and packing my painting gear over the next few days.