The Italian Collection

Ciao Friends and Family! We have finally come to the end of the three-month excursion to Italy and it is time to post the paintings! There are 16 in the Italian Collection and most of them will be given away this evening at our family dinner. I plan to set them up for a small show and everyone will draw a number. Whoever gets number one, gets first choice and so on.

I do want to say a couple things first here…

One, if you are a family member, you should NOT be looking at this blog before the dinner! The paintings are for show this evening!

Two, I retain copyright on these paintings. I am posting them here to share them with those who followed my trip to Italy. That does not mean you can copy them and use the images for yourself without permission. No! No! No! That is stealing. My friends of course can make copies for themselves for their own enjoyment, but you may not reproduce these images on your website or for any commercial use. If you would like to contact me about purchasing an image, please do. I am happy to discuss commission work for sale.

So… here they are. There is only one that is definitely not available for those who have to check the blog and text their picks to us at dinner. And maybe a second. I will label them in the notes.

The Italian Collection

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L’Italia e tetti di Tegola
(Italy is roofs of Tile)
12″ x 16″
Oil on Canvas Board

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Barga, Italy
16.5″ x 11.5″
Oil on Canvas Board

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Ponte Vecchio, Firenze
6″ x 8″
Oil on Canvas Board

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View from Ponte Vecchio at Night
6″ x 8″
Oil on Canvas Board
(this painting is not available for the drawing)

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Frutta e Vedura Mercato, Lucca
6″ x 8″
Oil on Canvas Board

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Where the Old Men Gather
6″ x 8″
Oil on Canvas Board

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Via Prete, Lucca
6″ x 8″
Oil on Board

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Sommocolonia, Italy
7″ x 8.5″
Oil on Board

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Lucca from the Wall
8″ x 12″
Oil on Canvas Board
(MB – this is the one from the day we went up on the wall)

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Enoteca Calasto, Lucca
(Wine Bar & Restaurant)
6.25″ x 9.5″
Oil on Board

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Carciofi
(Artichoke)
6″ x 8″
Oil on Canvas Board

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Rain on San Paolino, Lucca
6″ x 8″
Oil on Canvas Board
(this painting may or may not be available…)

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Barga, Italy
6″ x 10″
Oil on Canvas Board

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Public Fountain, Lucca
6″ x 8″
Oil on Canvas Board

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View of Firenze
6″ x 10″
Oil on Canvas Board

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The Spanish Steps, Rome
6″ x 8″
Oil on Canvas Board

Thanks again to everyone who eagerly followed my trip and urged me on. I enjoyed painting more and hope to keep it up.

I’ve had a couple people ask me to continue the blog. And it IS the sketchy life – not the Italian life, so if I can keep it interesting and keep sketching, I just may keep posting, although not as frequently.

Give me your feedback on the blog and the paintings and whatever else – I’d love to hear it!

Arrivederci!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paula
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 19:06:16

    Well Starr, they are just beautiful. I love the artichoke with that deep red. So saturated. Barga, Italy is also a favorite. Actually, they are all just as I said, Just beautiful. Would love to see them up close and personal. Congrats family. You all truly have an heirloom! Can’t say enough!

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  2. Jean Miller Ader
    Dec 15, 2012 @ 19:28:05

    My favorite is Rain on San Paolino, Lucca. I remember your posts about the rain and wind. I enjoyed all of them. I am so happy for your family that they get to own and enjoy your sketches and have them to remember your exciting trip.
    Much love, _Jeanie Beanie ♥

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  3. Ellyn
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 13:43:30

    These photographs really do not do the paintings any justice. They are much richer in real life. Also, they’re far better when viewed from several feet away, not in front of your nose on the computer screen.

    But I think last night’s little art show was very nice and I’m pleased with the ones the kids and I picked. Thanks Mom!

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  4. Paula
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 19:44:26

    Can,t imagine how these look in person as you say Ellyn. Heather and I have just been looking at them and she also likes them all. Esp. Via Prete, Views of Firenze, and Barga etc…….Hope you all had a fun evening!

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  5. Billy D
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 06:24:25

    I think they look good on here and even better in person!

    That was a nice evening and I love my little Italian painting!

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