Definitely an experimental afternoon first day back in the studio today.
The tower of the Duomo in Siena peeking through on Day Five of our Italian holiday. More of Siena and Day Five to come.
A perfect final day to our Italian travels beginning with the morning sunshine silhouetting the San Giorgio Magiorre before revisiting the Basilica San Marco to see its marble pavements once again after seventeen years.
Our final long anticipated stop was to the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari to see Titian’s masterpiece the Frari Assumption, just as glorious as I remembered it.
Then one final moment to pause and take it all in before heading to the airport and London.
I hope you have enjoyed the trip as much as we have. It’s certainly been good having you along. So many more memories to share in the coming weeks and months with photos and hopefully exciting new paintings. Stay tuned.
The curve of the Grand canal viewed from the roof deck of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi beside the Rialto Bridge.
A grand finale to our Italian holiday with the magic of Venice at every turn.
Beneath the glow of the sun bathed walls of Castillo Estense these young lovers embrace as this couple of old lovers drinks their health from our hotel window.
With the joy of the return of WiFi comes the joy of posting our ongoing Italian adventure and our visit to the spectacular Ferrari Museum in Modena today where the cars literally glow with style, beauty and drama.
Our memorable visits to Siena, Montalcino, Sant Antimo, San Gimignano, and Chianti country I’ll post about on returning home. One more day in Modena and then on to Ferrara and Venice before our last weekend in London. It’s then back to the studio and paint, paint, paint.
The view from the Pontevecchio this morning after we arrived from Rome was simply breathtaking.
More photos for this week’s photo challenge: scale. On to the Tuscan countryside in the morning.
A day to remember and a first for me blogging from my iPhone.
It began with a special and unexpected moment never to be forgotten.
The rest of the day fitted well with this week’s photo challenge: scale as Rome is all about scale at every turn.
Whether you have two legs or four there is nothing pedestrian about this pedestrian pathway, as you walk, jog or cycle beside Spanish Banks and English Bay as we did yesterday, with the Vancouver skyline in the distance.
Could this be one of the most scenic pathways in the world?…
…but I’m a little biased of course.