Thursday, October 16, 2008

Plein-air Watercolors, Italy



I spent the summer of 2008 studying Plein-air landscape/cityscape painting and drawing in Italy. We spend four (6-8 hour) days a week, painting on location in and around Umbria and Tuscany. It was an amazing and life changing experience for me. I learned to become looser and a little bit more free with watercolor technique. Here is a sampling of my on-location work. Want to read more about the experience? Check out the link for my Italy blog to the right...


Scooter in Cortona, Tuscany
Will be featured in "Enchanted Italy" Gallery Show



Black Cat, Corciano-Umbria
Will be featured in "Enchanted Italy" Gallery Show
Print will be available for sale at the "PURR-CASSO" Benefit for East Bay-Berkeley Humane Society, Sunday, Nov. 9


Cat in Butcher Shop Doorway, Corciano-Umbria
Will be featured in "Enchanted Italy" Gallery Show
Print will be available for sale at the "PURR-CASSO" Benefit for East Bay-Berkeley Humane Society, Sunday, Nov. 9


Corciano Window, Umbria
Will be featured in "Enchanted Italy" Gallery Show


Family of Llamas, Corciano-Italy, Umbria


Louis the Llama having dinner, Corciano-Umbria


Boat at Castiglione Del Lago, Umbria


Rooftops in Corciano, Umbria
Will be featured in "Enchanted Italy" Gallery Show


Alleyway in Todi, Umbria
Will be featured in "Enchanted Italy" Gallery Show


Farm Tree, Umbria


Castiglione Del Lago, Umbria


Abandoned Farmhouse, Umbria


Sunflower Field, Tuscany


Grapes, Umbria

5 comments:

Kat said...

Holy cow, Jen - that's some good stuff! Brings back memories. I love all of them, but that boat on the water may be my favourite.

MattieDog said...

Hey... they are all for sale! Make me an offer...! ;-)

Thanks!!

BEBHS said...

Thank you so much for donating a print of "Cat in Butcher Shop Doorway" and of "Black Cat" for the Purr-casso benefit show and sale. Also your donation of the original art of the playful cat is gorgeous!

MattieDog said...

It's my pleasure! Anything to help the animals.

Ed Davenport said...

Sweet Italy pics! and paintings too. That must have been a blast.