A YEAR IN PAINTING
LA VITA E BREVE
L'ARTE E LUNGA
As our planet makes its journey around a star we call the Sun, I make my own journey in painting. Each week I present some aspect of our shared life experiences through the medium of paint on canvas.
"Old men ought to be explorers."
- T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets
THE PINES OF TRASIMENO
From the Sketchbook
Pencil on paper
" It doesn't matter how you swing the bat,
you gotta hit the ball."
- M.Z. - My old painting teacher
They are called Umbrella Pines. For a painter, the landscape around Lake Trasimeno is rich with potential. Fulfilling that potential is another matter. When we are in Italy, Elizabeth and I usually spend the day drawing landscapes of Umbria and Tuscany. Success is never assured. Just finding a place to park is often a challenge. But every now and again, you stumble upon the right elements and for a brief moment......
You swing at the ball
Oil on canvas, 13" x 21"
Trasimeno Pines ( detail)
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