Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Italian Skyline

Italian Skyline
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

A quiet day yesterday. Mom watched "Under The Tuscan Sun" last night -- I can't believe she never saw it -- and of course, the scenery just mesmerized me .... and so, this practice piece.

I kept the buildings light, even with the shadowing simply to emphasize the abundant sunlight of that amazing country.

Today we dash out again for another hair appointment for Mom and some 'look-see' visits to some shops.

Tomorrow we have the grands and plan a very quiet welcome to the New Year.

The temps have been warmer than usual, but for someone who lives in Florida, the outdoors is still rather cold for Mom ... so much of our time is spent indoors. She has become enchanted with the cats, though. I often find her at the door or window watching their antics and laughing over something they're doing. They're getting so big, they're almost as large as their mother!!

Where is the time flying to?


Teri C said...

You make the place so enchanting Lin! Beautiful colors and atmosphere.

Teresa said...

You captured the sun-washed terracotta look of Italy perfectly!

Jenny said...

Hillside buildings and the roofs are so interesting, and you've done a beautiful painting of your scene. I tried something similar once or twice and was bogged down with all the windows!

Robyn said...

I love your training program for painting Italy, Lin. Can't believe I'm soon going to see you painting en plein air.

Wishing you and your family a very happy new year.

Joan said...

Wonderful job on these Tuscan buildings!!! I love the colors and the memories it brings back to me.

Anonymous said...

Oh it looks so sunny and inviting; we are freezing here!! I love the scene in my mind of your mom laughing over the cats' antics. Yes, they grow so fast; you have to catch their kittenhood quickly!