Castello di Reschio

The Weekly Photo Challenge from Cheri today asks us to “share an image that means “earth” to you,” for upcoming Earth Day. This photographic detail of my painting of Cypress Alleyway, which I have already featured on thechangingpalette more than once, is my way of celebrating an earthly magical place that I shall never forget.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers or Birth of a Painting

Cypress Alleway

…Every painting tells a story and no more so than in the layers that lie beneath the finished work. My painting entitled Cypress Alleyway was inspired by a visit to Castello di Reschio in Umbria and a photograph I took of that glorious Italian landscape…


…Back home in my studio a canvas was stretched and gessoed, a charcoal sketch developed, loose thin layers of acrylic paint applied until, finally…

Reschio i

Reschio ii

Reschio iii

Cypress Alleway

…I could feel the warmth of that Umbrian sun and I knew that I had arrived…