Painting outside in Italy was a lot of fun. I think I could do it forever! These potted geraniums were high up above a small shop on a side street in sunny Orta.

Trying to capture the sense of being there is MUCH easier to do right on location than it is from a photo. But the hard part is doing a painting, even though it's small, right on the spot with no pre-planning and little time to make a sketch.

It never bothers me to have someone watch me paint, but what does distract me are all the inconveniences of painting outside, away from the comforts of my studio. But that didn't matter this time since we were in beautiful Italy.

"WELL TENDED" Transparent Watercolor on 140#CP Fabriano Artistico, 7 x 5" COLLECTED


Myrna said...

A perfect little "jewel" of a painting! Thanks for sharing. The next best thing to being there.

Dawn said...

so lovely Sandy, thank you for showing us you Italy!

Sylvia Jenstad said...

beautiful... just beautiful... I also love 'Near Bridgerock'... really cool

Carol Carter said...

oh.. i want to hear about ALL your adventures in italy! was it wonderful???

i am going to go next summer...

hope you are good.... my friend.


David Burge said...

Lovely and crisp, not easy to achieve en plein air.
Your work is really strong and confident, even in a difficult setting.