Wednesday, June 29, 2016

On Two Wheels

I love bicycles.  Got to see many different ones in Italy.
I added a bicycle page in the journal, with a quote:
"Life is like riding a bicycle; in order to keep your
balance, you must keep moving forward."

Monday, June 27, 2016

Italy Watercolors

Finished these two little watercolors today.
They are 10 x 6, and $45.00 each.  Would look
great framed side by side!  Email me if you
are interested:


Friday, June 24, 2016 of Lace

This was my favorite location besides Venice..this is Burano.

The colorful houses were adorable.  I was told that the sailors painted
them in bright colors so that they could spot them from
their ships as they returned home.

The artist and I are in her studio in Burano.  She loved looking 

at my book, and her art was wonderful....colorful and fun.
I got to paint there, and had fun visiting with onlookers as I

This island off the coast of Venice, is known for its' lace manufacturing.
It all used to be made by hand, and you could see the women
making it in their homes.  I didn't get to see that this time, but there
was a lot of lace for sale in the shops.

I plan to do some more watercolors of this charming location.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Little Work

A page from my travel journal on Verona..the town of Romeo and Juliet

A page all about gondolas...we rode one...
a whole lot of fun!

Page 2 of Gondolas

A page on Burano...beautiful

Some small watercolors..just inches actually.  These
are for sale, and you can email me if you are interested.
The top right one is done with John Singer Sargeant's painting
as inspiration.  The rest are my original compositions....they are
cheap if you think you would like one!!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Artsey Shots

These are just some of my favorite shots from our
Italy trip...enjoy!!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Boats and Bellagio

We visited this....Villa Carlotta on Lake Como

My friend Sue

 More scenes from Lake Como...we rode around and saw the villas
on the lake.  When we got off the boat, we were in Bellagio.  We ate
supper there, and then enjoyed watching the sunset over the
lake from a hillside....perfect day.

Como and Bellagio

The Duomo in the town of Como

Part of the harbor in Como....lots and lots of boats

I always love seeing the fruit and vegetable colorful

The town of Bellagio across the lake.  This is the town that
the casino in Italy is patterned after.

We visited some gardens around a villa, and these
are some of the orchids blooming there.

Had a great day seeing the town of Como, and then Bellagio.
Such pretty scenery..there is a "painting" everywhere you look.