Friday, July 10, 2009

Civita, Italy - Door

Civita, Italy - Door
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

For all it's early promise, our rain fizzled out yesterday with a few sprinkles ... and so again, dust and drought seem to be in the picture. I came home as well, to an infestation of blister beetles that had totally consumed my 2 1/2 foot clematis and were moving toward my just-producing tomatoes -- sigh ...

I returned to a bit more happier moments -- Italy! LOL This was one of the doorways in Civita furnished with flowers and small mats of grass in the stone walks. The colors and memories cheered me as I plotted 'war' on those ravenous insects ... and figured I had more 'trips' to plan to the farmers market!

Looks like I'll be spending a good amount of time in the garden today - watering and warring ....

Good thing I've still got more of Italy to paint and dream with ...! LOL

Have a great day!


Patti G. said...

I love this door way, the bricks in the wall and walkway and the flowers in the clay pots!!!!!!! You are amazing girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

What a great job you did on this one. Those rounded pots are so hard for me to do and I love how the colors all blend and coordinate!! So sorry about the beetles and the lack of rain. Try to get some rest this weekend and get in lots of painting!

Joan said...

I love this!!! The large pots of flowers are so colorful and blend so well with the doorway.

Hope you win the battle with the beetles!! Good luck.

Teri C said...

All your italian paintings are so wonderful and beautiful!

Carole said...

Gorgeous, Lin! What a wonderful way to distract yourself from those rotten beetles.