Some of Linda Winter Artist’s work in Italy from 2019.Starting with an oil on paper sketch of the canal in Linda Winter Artists new home town of Monselice
Cypress trees help to create the archetypal image of Rome. Here we see the blending of ancient architecture and nature merging in a haze of heat. Past and present as one.
Monselice is a town where art and reality merge. This image of the last cement works draws on earlier work by the impressionist masters for the substance of this quick sketch.
There has always been a fascination with light and shadows Add the patina of decay and canal reflections to the mix and there is the perfect combination for inspiration and adventure.
This was the last weekend in October.Life in the centre of Rome never seemed to stop. On this late Autumn afternoon the air was filled with everything Italian from Gladiators to Fellini.
The Basilica of St Mark is one of the worlds great treasures. Ordinarily this view shows the ornate architectural decoration. The magic of this moment was the interplay with the recurring themes of shadows that light that underpins the work.
On a trip to Poland, I saw a lake reflecting a menacing sky at Pasohlavky. This was a stolen moment caught from a coach window full of portent and laced with beauty.
Italy in the Autumn takes on an even more vibrant mantle of colour. This view of the hill above Monselice shows the quarry that was worked from Roman times to the mid 1970's.