Yes, it’s been a while. Hope you are well this cold spring of 2014. It was 30 degrees in Raleigh this morning. The paintings from Italy are finished and on view here, and in person at ArtSource Fine Art gallery in North Hills, Raleigh, NC. For more information, please view the gallery web site or give them a call: http://www.artsource-raleigh.com 919-787-9533. The ENTIRE staff is very helpful, knowledgeable, and will be glad to answer any questions.
Café in Greve de Chianti, 40 x 30 in. – SOLD
Carousel in the Piazza della Repubblica, Florence, 30 x 40 in.
Luka’s Place, Florence, 40 x 30 in.
Busy St. Scene (Piazza del Mercato) and View of the Duomo, Florence, 36 x 48 in.
Pizzeria in Vagliagli, 30 x 48 in.
Portofino Harbor, 30 x 40 in. – SOLD
Portofino Harbor II, 30 x 48 in. – SOLD
The Recco Lungomare Promenade, 36 x 48 in. – SOLD
Tuscan Landscape in Siena, 36 x 48 in. – SOLD
Vineyards in Siena, 30 x 40 in. – SOLD
Short Wrap-up: After my last two paintings in Portofino, Sept. 16-17, 2013, I rolled-up my canvases, packed the car, and drove south from Portofino to Pisa on Day 13. The next morning, I caught a flight from Pisa to Paris; overnight to Detroit, then on to Raleigh, NC. Safely home, I remember feeling very blessed, very tired, and glad to be home!
Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay, St. John, 36 x 36 in.
In January, I made a solo painting trip to the Caribbean, without time to blog. Sorry, it’s still a little over my head! I started a dozen new paintings in beautiful St. John which are also on view at ArtSource Fine Art. So if you’re looking for sunshine and blue sky please see my new work! As always, I appreciate your feedback. Until next time, Ciao!
Plans changed this morning: Instead of driving to Portofino first thing, I walked my painting gear down to the Recco harbor to catch a ferry to points south along the coastline. I’m especially interested to see the San Fruttuoso harbor, and today … Continue reading →
It poured rain today, but I can’t imagine a more beautiful place to be ‘stuck’ than Hotel Elena. Set up laptop in Cafe & FINALLY answered some business & personal emails while the wind howled & the waves crashed. Amazing views … Continue reading →
A gorgeous day on the Ligurian coast! Although my Hotel Elena in Recco offers a wonderful breakfast & terrific views of the Recco Harbor, I wanted to get OUT early this morning and walk to the nearby plaza to experience the people and … Continue reading →
Story by Sam Q. Bass, Thurs., Sept. 12th: YESTERDAY, while Sharon was out painting, I spent the afternoon walking around old Siena. I was fortunate to join the last VIP tour to the very TOP of the Siena Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Siena). The … Continue reading →
Sadly, Sam began his return trip to Raleigh early this morning. He will fly from Florence to Paris to Detroit, and finally Raleigh. I will be lonely without him the next few days. I’m especially grateful for his sacrifice of time … Continue reading →
First day plans were slightly altered by rain, but we still had a great day touring the countryside for some good painting spots. We have a few shots to share of old Siena from motoring thorough and stopping between rain showers.