Buildings, especially those that have the patina of age have always been a passion of mine. Buildings have souls and stories. Each one of this paintings goes beyond representation to respond to the spirit of the building.
The new Autumn colours were to glorious to ignore
I never tire of this magical image More so now that I know that the painting has gone on its own adventure to a new home in New Zealand.
View from one of my favourite cafes. Glorious brioche and coffee. This image has also gone on an adventure to Finland
View from the top of the square in Monselice. We can see the driveway to the seven chapels and the castle gatehouse. This is the centre of a magical experience capturing the light and vibrancy of Northern Italy.
The two Basilicas are within walking distance of each other. Although the street is full of shops I chose to focus on the patterns created by the Porticos.
Afternoons in Padova are quiet contemplative times. This impressionist study of two buildings on many of the shadowy streets seeks to capture a little of the mystery.
Everything about these canal side apartments was alive. The reflections from the water gave a sense of timelessness to the view.
This painting is about the tactile experience of Venice, capturing the organic nature of the buildings as they have evolved sided by side over time.
Impressionist painting is not something that just happens. The ideas brew and have to be developed.
This painting was sourced from one of the 100 days original sketches also featured on this web site.