Studio Day

Oy vey, I still don’t have a painting to share. Today we worked all day on our paintings of the Devil’s Bridge from Friday. It is a new technique I haven’t used and we didn’t finish so it is still a work in progress. But I am learning a lot and everyone is wearing themselves out to keep up with the schedule.

Image And would you believe I have been in Italy for a whole week already? For some people that is the length of their entire trip. Yet I feel like I’ve barely gotten started. I’m so glad I am able to stay for a while – otherwise it all would have happened so fast that it wouldn’t seem real.

The art class is a time hog – it is all I get done each day. But that’s how I wanted to get the trip off to a good start so I could get in painting mode and keep going. I think it will work out like that.

Tomorrow is the last day of class but things are a bit up in the air. The South African ladies are leaving in a few hours. They will miss the last day because they couldn’t get a different flight home. The British ladies (and me) are totally worn out. They both want to stay behind tomorrow when we are supposed to go to another hilltop location for the morning. I would love to go there and paint, but not sure I can get up another mountain myself. I guess we’ll see what the consensus is in the morning.

ImageTonight we went into Barga for a “last supper” together. The menu was “fixed” but we had a few choices. First course was antipasti – salami, parma ham, cheese, bruschetta and bread. Second course was pasta – a ricotta cheese and spinach ravioli, made in-house. Then meat or fish – I got steak, which came with a small lamb chop. And finally, dolce (dessert). Choices were pear tart with chocolate, vanilla ice cream with strawberries, apple pie or tiramisu. It was a no-brainer for me… tiramisu is my favorite dessert anywhere, anytime, so that was my choice. Wonderful – eating tiramisu in Italy after a day of painting. It doesn’t get any better than that!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Billy D
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 06:15:43

    I just caught up on a few days worth and it doesn’t seem like the trip couldn’t have began any better. It is hard to believe you are just getting started!


  2. Ellyn
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 08:16:44

    It’s good to finally see a picture of you! Make sure you have someone take your picture while you’re painting at your easel. I’d like to see that!


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