Monday, June 19, 2017

Castelvecchia, the second oldest Winery in Italy.

We painted in the gardens, had lunch and toured the Winery. The views were spectacular!!! They keep getting better and better. How can that be? Tomorrow, Volterra, here we come!



Lynn and Terry


LYnn, Terry and June


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Drawing Day #1 of week #2

I have another great group of artists to/draw and paint with this week! We jumped right into drawing a crowd at the Panzano Market. It didn't take long to warm up and draw so may moving people, kids, dogs,sculptures!
Dinner at a Winery. Tomorrow we were off to a new winery to sketch and have lunch. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

One great class has left and another has just arrived!!!!

I didn't take many photos yet but the second week has begun! Everyone arrived safely. We had another wonderful dinner by Andrea and all are sounds asleep by now!  Tomorrow we will go to Panzano to sketch the market and whatever else we see there. I cannot wait to get started!

I miss the first group and I hope you arrived at your destinations safely. I know your families will be glad to have you home. Keep sketching and add to those sketchbooks!!!!`

Here we are at orientation or our new home for the week at San Fedele with Michael, Jim and Nicholo. 


Terra Bianco of San Fedele Winery and our art show.

We painted beautiful views, had a nice lunch and then got ready for the end of the week show!
We will miss the other group with Kathy Rennel Forbes! They were from GA and have been so much fun to share the week with at San Fedele. We will stay in touch and be together again soon.
Enjoy the pics! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Painting in Pontignano

Say that 3 times fast!
We had a wonderful and peaceful time painting at a monastary in Pontignano today!
Now we are back home at the amazing San Fedele hamlet. Some are painting, some are swimming, some are napping. Yes, this is a bit of heaven here. Tonight a Pizza Oven truck will provide dinner this eve! 
Favorite Things from today.....
Frescos in the chapel
Secret Garden
Art work on the walls
Statue with the birds nest 
Monks bread kitchen
Lunch on the veranda
Scenic overlook on the way home where the movie Letters to Juliette was filmed (Vanessa Redgraves rock)
Rocks (Sherry said this, of course)
More pics to come.....


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sketching in Siena

We sketched buildings upon buildings and people who kept moving!