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Thanks for coming here, take a sit and have a visit.

This is my blog, I paint in watercolor media, that's my way, that's what I am.

No favourite subject, just my fantasy and what life suggests me.

I paint also commission, contact me directly for that.


P.S. I forgot to ask you to be patient with me, I write in english but that's not my mother tongue, and believe me, I try to do my best to express my thoughts and feelings.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

"Whispers only"

Watercolor 13 x 10 inches on Favini 150lbs artist's paper - Winsor & Newton artist Paints.

Taking inspiration from Patience's art works has been very exiting because her art works are so various that each one could have been the good-one.
I ended onto this three ballet dancers, like Patience I love dance and the "bohemienne" air you breath in theatres.
I liked also Patience's hand ability in sculpting with the papier mache.
I was impressed by those three masks, very similar to those used in the ancient Greek theatre's representations.
I mixed this two subject and I'm really satisfied by the result.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The loot of a walk - To my Granny

This swatercolor is painted on Fabriano 140lbs artist's paper with Winsor & Newton artist paints. When I was a child, I used to spent my summer time with my Grandmother in the south of Italy. Over there ’t was an explosion of flowers colors and fragrances, and always there I learnt to recognize the different flowers that I preferred, passionflowers, oleanders and bougainvilleas of course. Every morning my granny and I went outside for a long walk to reach the center of the town and do our food shopping at the open market, the heat killed me each time, the only relief we had was to stop and sit on a little wall under the warm shadows of the flowered trees. What happened next I’m a bit embarrassed to tell, but she always lengthened her hand and picked a little bunch of flowers for the table. That was the loot of the walk! My Granmother's passed away this winter at the considerable age of 95, and I love to fly with my mind at the time when we could stay longer together.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

La mia paletta di colori - My color's palette

this is my color palette, greens on the left browns on the right!

"Stay Cool - Old needs new technologies" "Stai fresco - vecchi bisogni nuove tecnologie" EBSQ

This is a watercolor painted appositely for the EBSQ "cahtch the breeze" show on 5 x7 inches Fabriano 140 lbs Watercolor paper. I used Winsor & Newton watercolor and Indian black ink.

Speaking about fans my mind runs immediately to those painting seen inside the Pyramids or Egyptian tombs where you could see the Pharaoh with his slaves making him air with big fans made of leaves.
Since than, what’s changed?
In two words: nothing and all!
The need to stay cool is the same. The technology how we do that… it is all an other world!
This watercolor represents a portable fan and its battery, an interesting object to handle in those hot days when neither a leaf moves on the trees.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Italian Nursery Rhymes "The beautiful Washer Woman - La bella lavanderina"

This piece is made after an Italian Nursery Rhyme called "La Bella Lavanderina" that translated is: The Beautiful Washerwoman.
All the kids learn this little song at the daycare.
The rhyme talks about a beautiful washer woman that wash the poor people's handkerchief. And she jumps and jumps and makes bows and penitences (don't know why!) in the end she gives kisses to people she loves.

Doodle Squirrel ACEO

This is a squirrel I draw while I was at the telephone with my friend Gabriela... So you see that telephone's chit & chats can produce great works!
A doddle is something that you produce while you're not thinking too much at what you're doing (like while you talk to the telephone or you listen a boring lesson at school) and some times you realize that it is a well produced piece of art.