Friday, April 1, 2011

Painting Italy

Happy Paint Party Friday!

Thanks for all the sweet comments
on my last PPF painting of two wild horses.
I have never received so many comments
for any post.
My instructor liked them too,
so that made me feel good.
It was wonderful!
Nothing better than other artists
acknowledging and liking your work.

I still have not decided on a name for it...
I am terrible when it comes to giving my art titles.
I wish there was a class on that!!!  LOL

Now on to this week's PPF painting.
For several years,
I've had this photo
(one of several hundred)
from my Italy trip.
I have always wanted to paint it,
so that is what I did this week.

My friend Lana and I stayed in Umbria, central Italy,
known as the 'garden' of Italy.
I saw so many beautiful things.
Everywhere I looked I saw colorful flowers...
in old terra cotta pots...
lining every step of an outdoor stone stairway,
on streets by every door way,
outside windows and doors on balconies,
and more.
The iron scroll work was beautiful too,
up against the colored, aging buildings.
Italy is an artists paradise.

I hope to paint many more
of my photos....
of Italy and otherwise.

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Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Those horses deserved many, many comments- they were fabulous! This is beautiful too- I love the terra cotta against the color of the building- so warm and inviting. And the flowers add the perfect POP of color to this- I love your style!
Happy PPF!

Barbara said...

I think that's a challenging scene to interpret in paint, but you did it so well! It's very pretty, and so nice that it's also a memory for you.

Pointy Pix said...

This is lovely - a really vibrant piece and I love the story behind it. I also love to see the inspiration photo just to see how the original looked and how the artist has interpreted it. I'm a huge fan of old European architecture - the old stone walls and iron railings - they make great subjects for painting.

Hybrid J said...

A delightful representation of the photo. Such warm and happy colors ... ;)

Kristin Dudish said...

Oh how I would love to eat, draw, and paint my way through Italy...

Today I am living vicariously through you and your beautiful painting - you have such a way with watercolors!


Gloria said...

That is a terrific job you've done there with the painting of the beautiful flower pots. Great job, thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!

art2cee2 said...

this painting is just beautiful, makes me want to go visit Italy! Givina a title to an piece of art is hard! I find that sometimes the first thing that pops into your head is the best title. :-)

Christine said...

so lovely and colourful...only in Italy!

Msartist said...

Oh, this window garden turned out amazing. I love all the colors. It makes me want to visit Italy.

Pam Tucker said...

Iron scroll work, aging buildings, terra cotta... you've captured it all beautifully! Your painting has such gorgeous colors. LOVE it!
What a treasure trove of inspiration you must have with all of those photos.

EVA said...

Lovely hanging flowers! It must have been a fabulous trip!

La Abela said...

Hello is a work full of color and joy, like Italy. Greetings

La Abela said...

Hello is a work full of color and joy, like Italy. Greetings.

Melisa said...

Beautiful! Such lush and yummy color!

WrightStuff said...

I just love this! YOu are so like me - I keep so many photos and postcards and greetings cards with a meaning to paint them 'one day'.

You really brought such warmth to the picture and captured that lovely Italian feel.

Heather said...

Hi there, I so enjoyed your horse painting from last week. I remember it was very beautiful Your florals are pretty this week too. you did a nice job working from the photo! I like the colors you used and the wet technique - very well done!

Marlene said...

Yvonne, that is a lovely painting. I would love to have that type of terrace it would be so peaceful and relaxing.

Anne said...

Gorgeous painting. That view just begs to be painted. I'd love to visit Italy some day.

Kiki aka Victoria said... gorgeous!!...beautiful is stunning and so peaceful...shine on..wonderful!

Heather said...

Very lovely!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Ciao Bella...your paintings are so wonderful and I love the revisit to Italy! Peace, Mary Helen

priti.lisa said...

You have totally captured the look and feel of Italian painting and the result is gorgeous!

Theresa said...

Fabulous Yvonne! Going to Umbria for the first time end of September for an art retreat! So looking forward to it and would love to hear more about your trip.

Netty said...

This is such a beautiful and vibrant piece of art, ooh am so loving seeing everyones art. Have a great week, Annette x

Yvonne said...

I have had so much company that I am just now able to get around to thanking you all for your comments on my Itlay painting for PPF. I am working my way around to see your PPF posts too. Thanks everyone and hope you are having a creative week.

Anonymous said...

Yvonne, your watercolor is beautiful! I love the softness of it and the little terra cotta pots with flowers. This is my favorite genre, as I love flowers! Can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can put out my hanging pots of flowers along our decks. Thanks for stopping by to visit me. Have a wonderful week!

angelself said...

Oh, I love this one Yvonne! The golden color is so lovely..and the purple shadows and red flowers compliment it so well. Its very, very pretty and makes me smile =) Excellent representation of a lovely photo, Kathryn