Monday, April 7, 2008

Italian Daydream

Italia Soleggiata (Sunny Italy) © 2008 Karen Mathison Schmidt
6x6 • acrylic on Gessobord
gloss varnish for protection and easy cleaning • sold unframed
sold • private collection, Puyallup, Washington

I’ve always wanted to visit Italy, and even though I haven’t made it there yet, I spent the afternoon on an enchanting hillside in Tuscany, thanks to my imagination (and a composition I put together from a few reference photos). I used a Napa Valley winery for the villa, and I added the sea in the distance. This one was pure fun!

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