Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tuscan Garden




After a wild two weeks that included a freak snowstorm resulting in an 11 day power outage, a family emergency and a hijacking by my husband to drive with him to an Orlando trade show for the purposes of being his "booth babe" (quite a stretch for a gal my age), I have had no time to paint. Until last night. When I finally made off to my studio and stood before my easel, I found myself in a stupor. 'What was I painting before all this comotion - apples? martinis? shoes? Oh yeah - Italy!' Although this little garden pathway could be anywhere, its a Tuscan countryside scene. I've decided to focus on landscape for a bit, in early preparation for next year's Italy workshop. So many hues - all so uniquely different, adding their voice to the lush natural tapestry.

Tuscan Garden
8x8" Acrylic on Panel

6 comments:

Giselle McMenamin said...

Very much enjoy reading your posts Patti! Great piece by the way.

Linda Nickles said...

This painting is so pleasing to look at, and full of energy. The wonderrful range of colors and temperature shifts is right on. I love the little bit of coral peeking behind the lavender in the distant hills. Fantastic!

Patti Mollica said...

thanks Giselle and Linda - after two weeks away from painting i started feeling like i totally forgot how to do it... ever have that feeling after a long time away from the easel?

Angie said...

Gorgeous colors. I see you're going to do a workshop in Cortona, Wow so cool. It is beautiful there and september is a fantastic time.

Giselle McMenamin said...

Yes Patti I have and it's not fun!

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks Angie, yes i'm looking forward to the workshop and painting cortona. i'm totally enjoying your new tuscany series! maybe when i'm done with mine, i'll switch to candies and desserts. the entire time i was at the trade show in Orlando I kept staring at the bowl of colored taffies we had at the booth and was aching to paint them.