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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, November 29, 2009

We Should be Friends

This is my new ACEO, it will be listed at E-Bay tomorrow, November the 30th, Monday, for the Cyber Monday big sale. The Holy Season is here and my soul is in it!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Enlarging the Family

This is a little ACEO made for this month Nibblefest Contest, inspited by this month's subject which is "Holidays"

"Enlarging the Family"

In this days I'm working also in a portrait of my EBSQart friend Aimee, I hope I can end it in the next days (still needs some shadows and final touches), but also am working on some ACEOs for the next coming Holy Season. Will show it very very soon! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Works in progress

The works under the roof are going well, the home painters are working hard and soon (I hope before Friday) everything will be tainted.
In the meantime I worked on some drawings to prepare the next paintings:

- The portrait of Aimee for the EBSQart Portrait swap 09.
- A few ACEO to be ready for Christmas time.
-The November Challange of my WnW (Watercolor Wet & Wild).

Now that the decorators are working upstairs, I planned to stay down working with colors on my drawings... Guess what???
My watercolor box is under the plastic cover you see on the table in the picture, all well taped not to be ruined, and I'm here wondering why the hell I was so stupid to left it there!

Monday, October 26, 2009

In wait...

This is a note just to let you know how things are going here.

I have some more home-works waiting to be done and when I'll end will be able to dedicate much more time to my artworks.

This morning I did the worst: I washed the all the (suit) cases I used this summer, it's a boring work and I hate it but couldn't do any different and had to doit.

After writing here I'll go to put a cover to every radiator here at home, 10 in total and some of the caps need some sewing stitches.

In the while I need to talk to the home decoartor because we have some works to do here.

The good big new is that I'm setting up a little studio for myself. It will be under the roof, near our new bedroom and I can't wait to have it all "well done" as since now my painting room was moved from the kitchen to the dinning-room and vice-versa.

A happy note is that my Camelia is in bloom and is giving me a lot of wonderful flowers, a late blooming plant, when I bought it my choice was to give the garden a joyful note in the time when the nature says It's time rest".


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Good Witch and the Naughty Cat

HALLOWEEN is arriving.

The Good Witch and the Naughty Cat
- ACEO - 2,5 x 3,5 inches

This one was made after an attempt to follow an Anime lesson in a new book I've bought.
I don't love all kind of anime, but find that it's a very good way to learn to draw the faces expressions, I hope to go give some more try.

Actually this Aceo is listed at Ebay.

Friday, October 9, 2009

TOY #1

I hadn't much time to paint lately, but when yesterday I read a post from my friend Mary Lewis at my WnW group, talking about a frog I remembered that I had somewhere a sketch ready to became an ACEO. I searched it in the mess that actually is my painting-zone and painted this one. I hope that soem more can follow it.

ACEO 3,5 x 2,5 inches
Watercolor on Arches 140lbs paper, painted with Artist Winsor & Newton paints.

Watercolor of one of my son toys. They're growing and don't play anymore with them, before beeing dismiss in a box in our garage, I want to give a last chance of glory, in hope that one day someone will ask to play again.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A long summer.

Hi everyone!
The summer 's been long and a hard pleasure with the boys at home for 3 months and a half, but I'm back.
I'm here and happy to be back to my normal life.
I want to give you a possibly short update about my vacations.

In July, I went/come to USA and it was a fantastic time.
I can't describe every single thing I've been amazed from but I'll tell you about some things I've found quite strange or different from here.

At first I want to tell you Americans that you're lucky to be artist in this land, because it's a wonderful inspiring place and because you as artists have a lot of opportunity that here in Italy we don't have. I've seen so many open shows in many towns that here we don't have and neither it's allowed to use open spaces to go and market your art.

You're lucky as artists to have so many and big art-suppliers shops. I only bought a thing in USA and it was a big Tom Lynch plastic squared palette (the only space remained in the cases was an external pocket)

It was easy to drive in the roads with our satellite GPS but mostly I loved the way you sign the next exits in the highway and the "toll-free" too as we were 4 in the car! (we don't have this here)

I loved the 24/24 open markets and I loved to have a policeman inside it I felt really sure going to buy late in the night.

I wondered for about 20 days where you Americans go to buy the fresh food, than in Dan Diego I met a nice Italian lady "Hi Daniela" who lives there with her family since 8 years (not to say how little is the world but she is from my same town) and she told me that in USA you have the "Deli" shops...
I stood stunned because I thought that a Deli was an Indian Restaurant.

I found strange that in San Francisco the same breakfast at Starbucks costs 10$ less than in San Diego, same brand and same breakfast. I must admit that I miss a lot Starbucks, I think we have only one or two just in Milano and Roma.

The biggest surprise for me was Los Angeles, I liked it a lot, maybe because I thought it was an horrible town or maybe because we had our hotel near Beverly and Hollywood.
The place that disappointed me more was Malibù, I surely prefer Santa Barbara.

Just a note about the fact that I had to visit every Entertainment Park on the Road, I could visit only the San Francisco Moma and I didn't liked it much (well the architecture is fantastic), but this is because I don't appreciate a lot the Modern Art in its inner specific definition. Abstract is not in my mood.

An other note: I've never seen as many tramps as in San Fran, it hurt my heart.

I took about 1200, pics mostly are not related to the landscape or portrait of the family, but mostly are reference for my artworks (i.e. photos of each salt&pepper of each restaurant I visited, people sleeping everywhere, Fed Ex trucks allover, trash baskets, people walking with coffe cups in the streets etc...)

We have mostly ate in steak-house and Italian restaurants, this is because we just had problems like this, I can't imagine if we had to eat elsewhere. I'd like to point a thing about Italian restaurant in general, those that have an Italian owner had a much similar taste in their dishes to those whe have here, and the owner mostly told us that they had to modify the recipes to be much USA tasty. Those who had a non Italian owner or cooker were absolutely... awful! And I tried to explain that in Italy we don't use garlic at all in our food (in one restaurant we couldn't find any course without garlic if not the dessert).

We still laugh a lot when we think at the faces of our waiters when we ordered our meals we usually go with an appetizer, than a first course with pasta and a second one with meat or fish and veggie, it seems that you don't eat so much, and I discovered why. I've seen people eating ad drinking beer at any time of the day, we don't do that we eat 3 times a day but a full complete meal, for breakfast a tea or cappuccino with tosted bread (no butter) and jam. But you should have to see the reastaurant's bills :D

When I left USA I was very happy to have visited California, but I thought I'd never wanted to live there (not for a real reason), now that I'm back since a while I start thinking that maybe it could be a nice idea to move there, but you know that Italians are people that love to stay sit in their land and I'm not ready (yet) to leave this loved but hated country!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Last Landscape

Last Landscape , inserito originariamente da Loredana Mariotto.

This is the only painting I've been able to produce in the last two months, not witout a certain effort due to the few time I have actually and also due to the subject that involves the deepest side of you. the back side of the postcard produced brings a short poem composed by me that says this words:

"A last sight, than, the dark...
a new light,
I hope."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Summer Colors

This is my entry at June's Theme Week at E-bay ACEO group

ACEO 3.5x2.5 inches. Available here

Since ever watermelon's been my favourite fruit, I can be ill and feel bad but I can't say "no" to a watermelon slice. I've always tought that this preference is due to the fact that I'm born at summertime and am totally summer addicted (hate cold, hate fog, hate anything that's winter relatated with the only exception of Chritsmas time).

Guess what? I ate the whole slice before painting it (it was bigger than in the paint) and had to use a photo for reference!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Keys of my home

I had this aceo size paper on my hand and wanted to do something that didn't take much time to be painted, no ideas (also if my head is a sort of vulcano sometimes I have troube in finding the right inspiration).
Than come hubby putting my keys on the table to send me checking the mail. There they lied for a while, just the time to sketch it down and add some color.

ACEO 3.5 x 2.5 inches

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Forever young

This is not really new, I painted it a while ago, but since I forgot to show it, I think it's the right season to do.

Watercolor 13x10 inches on Favini 350 gms/180lbs paper.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Stealing Candies - NFAC

I listed today in E-Bay NFAC (Nibblefest art Contest) this paint.
The NFAC is monthly themed art contests. Contests run from the 20th to the 27th of every month. All artwork is listed at 99¢ with no reserve!

This is my entry.

"Stealing Candies" 5 x 7 inches Watercolor on Fabriano paper.
Click Here to place a bid

What happens when everybody's out of home busy at work and at school?
Have you ever wondered why your children continue to deny the disappearance of such an amount of candies from the sideboard?
Here is revealed the true truth!

Work in Progress

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Call for artists.

While strolling in Facebook's highways I discovered this "call for artists", due to its title I entered to have a look. I was fashinated by the subject, a strong and deeply thoughful (is it allowed to say "thoughful"?) topic for a painting challange.
The title is "A BOOK ABOUT DEATH", cool isn't it?

I wasn't sure I would have entered in this cyclopic attempt, but this seed has put roots in my brain, and now roots are in my stomach and I'm thinking that I WANT to do it.

I went in contact with its promoter, Mr. Rose, and he asked me to translate the descriprion of the exibition in italian, which I did pleasently because I feel that the more we are the better it is.
The exibition will be in New York at the EMILY HARVEY FOUNDATION.

What's nice its that you don't have to bring your paint there, and the originals remains in your property, so anyone from everywhere can partecipate.

I invite you to have a look at the prospect and eventually to join it!

I'd like to hear and see what you think about death, having lost the last year 3 very dear persons I'm very much into this subject, have you ever thought to paint the death?
The feelings it brings to you?
Don't you feel that we just avoid to talk about death because it's too much sad, too much personal???
I hope to see some of your feeling popping out in your blog and in the one of the exibition too.
Thanks for reading.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Flowers, Flowers... and more Flowers

This is not my favourite subject to paint, (if I ever had one LOL).

But here are the works I delivered for Francesca's First Communion.
The only fact that she loved all was just a prize for me!

Ninphea 6x4 inches (10x15 cm)

Wild Rose 6x4 inches(10x15 cm)

Fucsia 6x4 inches(10x15 cm)

Rose 6x4 inches(10x15 cm)

Apple Flower 6x4 inches(10x15 cm)

Tropical flower 6x4 inches(10x15 cm)

Tulips 6x4 inches(10x15 cm)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What's supposed I'm doing at this time.

I have decided: I'm not a good blogger.
I'd like to post more often and to say here much more interesting things, but I don't do it.
It's simple, I can't find the time to do all the things I love or must do.
I always miss a half day, each day, to spend doing things I usually don't do.

Well, you should be asking what I'm doing in this days, I'm not painting that much, not in the sense I'd mean I usually paint, I'm preparing a gift for Francesca, my friend Sabrina's daughter. Francesca will have her First Communion on May 3rd and I'm preparing a set of OSWOA painting that she'll give to her relatives and friends at the party that will follow the ceremony.
Theoretically the most important Christian Festivity is the Baptism
(Shower), but as we usually give it to the baby when he/she's very little, it becomes that the First Communion is the real first act one can do participating in first person.

So fine, Francesca came to my show and watch all the paintings I hanged to the wall and she decided she loved the flowers with the green painted matte; here I go and I'm preparing those for her. It's not a big work, it will be 8 or max 10 little paintings, I'll show 'em here if won't be in a hurry and if I'll be able to take some pics.

I want to add a picture of what's happening here around, spring is blooming, it rains a lot and when the sun pops out the clouds it's too hot!

My peach tree (in a vase and coming from a seed that the boys planted 3 or 4 years ago)

Liliac in the school's garden

Peony, my favourite flower at this time!

Have a great time you all!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Show is off...

Finally the show is off. I recovered my paints yesterday afternoon and now I need a hundred days of complete relax!
I didn't thought it was so tiring, and every evening came back home whit the only will to splash myself in bed and rest there until lunch time! (Nothing of this has ever happened :D)

This my first exibition has been a great experience, 31 paints showed!
Thanks to all the people that has came to see, and to my friends that has invited me to join them in this adventure. Here are some pictures I took there.

5 artists 5 media

Some of my paintings

Me and my artworks

The Cutlery triptych A great success!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Torino - Venerdì 27 Marzo ore 18:00 - La forma dei segni nei colori

Siete ovviamente tutti invitati a partecipare.


" 5 artisti per 5 tecniche diverse...
Olio, Acquerello, Incisione, Tecnica Mista e Ceramica,
un incontro a tutto tondo con l'arte e con le sue varie sfaccettature."

Presentazione a cura di Davide Botto.

Mariotto Loredana
Acquerelli delle meraviglie
L’acquerello meglio di ogni altra tecnica pittorica, rende la dimensione del fiabesco, dell’onirico, dell’immaginario. Ed è perciò che Loredana Mariotto lo elegge mezzo espressivo non solo della propria personalità, ma autenticamente della propria persona. Nei suoi fogli si apre così un universo di sogni, di suggestioni, di memorie, di piccoli luoghi meravigliosi la cui sincerità non sarebbe possibile se non fossero davvero lo specchio di un mondo interiore.

Migliore Giuseppe
Materiali senza limiti
Non si può in alcun modo inquadrare il lavoro di Giuseppe Migliore in qualche comoda categoria artistica. Rifiutando qualsiasi vincolo, l’artista si diverte ad utilizzare i materiali più inconsueti per giungere alla realizzazione di opere che, allo stesso modo si sottraggono alle classiche definizioni di figurativo e astratto.le sole cifre interpretative calzanti per l’arte di Migliore sono la spontaneità e la distanza da ogni preoccupazione dogmatica.

Agagliate Angela
Il bisogno di dipingere.
I colori con cui Angela Agugliate riempie i suoi oli, rispecchiano il bisogno “primario”, quasi biologico che l’artista ha di dipingere. Analogamente, i suggerimenti che offrono lo spunto per i soggetti originano delle impressioni colte nella vita quotidiana: le emozioni offerte da un paesaggio crepuscolare, dall’eleganza del movimento animale e della figura umana. La sua pittura è un’autentica espressione figurata delle impressioni.

Cantino di Reino Bruno
Percorsi in libertà
Il vantaggio di non provenire dall’accademia, è senz’altro quello di essere scevri da ogni artificio programmatico, scoprendo l’arte senza infilarsi in ciechi dibattiti stilistici. In altre parole: la libertà di scoprire.
Bruno Cantino, nel percorso compiuto nell’ormai lunga attività artistica, manifesta costantemente questo anelito verso la libertà, sintetizzata in modo eloquente dal percorso ideale che unisce le incisioni e i monotipi qui presenti, che di tale libertà sono la più lirica espressione.

Pessone Franca
Ceramiche e viaggi
Le ceramiche dipinta da Franca Pessone inducono a viaggi immaginari che, tra foglie, fiori e ori, conducono da bisanzio a Vienna. La caratura preziosa e onirica di questi lavori riporta come un mantra alla dimensione dell’esplorazione, che del resto è metaforicamente quella che compie l’artista quando utilizza la pittura come catarsi. Ci si perde nei luoghi e nei tempi, ma ci si ritrova nel sé: questo comunica l’arte di Franca Pessone.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Geranium - Geranio


Watercolor and black indian ink on Arches 140lbs paper 9 x 12 inches

I alreadyy had a paint that had this green border, I decided to give a brother for the art show, so it won't be alone on the wall.


Watercolor and black indian ink on Arches 140lbs paper 9 x 12 inches

Monday, March 16, 2009

Porticciolo all'Elba - Elba's arbor.

9 x 13 inches - Watercolor on Arches paper.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Japanese Lady

I never thought that preparing a show could be like having a nap, but neither thought it was so stressful I made this one to relax the mind. It helped!

8x8 inches
Watercolor on Arches 140lbs paper

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Alfa Romeo

This is my last work, it's an Alfa Romeo C6 2500 tagged Pininfarina Design, I' think it's right age is around 1935-40
Surely it's considered a museum piece but it's lovely to see it running in our streets.

13 x 10 inches.
Watercolor on Favini 180lbs paper.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Diamond Ring - ACEO

Watercolor on Fabriano 140 lbs paper.

This year the E-bay ACEO group has again involved its members in the fantastic Double ACEO Playing Card Deck.

I won the 6 of Hearts.

Due to the number six (also called the Devil number) and due to hearts, the sign of love, I've thought to what seduces love more than love itself: a diamond ring.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cutlery triptych - Posate trittico

This is a triptych, the measures of each one are 7 x 20 inches (17 x 51 cm)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


It seems that I've been tagged! :-) Three times by:


This means that I thanks a lot my dear friends who choosed me in billion pool of blogs here in the net.
This also means also that I have to write something new and strange about myself

The rules of the Blogger's Tag game are:
1. put a link in your posting about the artist that tagged you.
2. write 5 -7 unusual things about yourself.
3. tag 5 - 7 other Bloggers and let them

1) Mine is not the worst allery in the world, but it's quite invalidating, I'm allergic to... Mint! I can't wash my teeth with normal pastes, I can't cure a throatache and I can't eat most of chewing-gums.

2) I played basketball in the major Italian Legue, (also if I'm quite short for a basketball player).

3) When I was joung I didn't attended an artist school because one of my school mates was better than me in drawing. I thought she was fine for an artist school and not me. Probably she did something else in her life, I still eat my nails for not attending it.

4) I married a man who is the exact opposite of me... The last thing he cares of is art!

5) I've been working for 15 years on computers, now I enjoy it!

6)There's a song I know since I was a little (less than one year) baby, it's a Brazilian song who's words I know in italian, no-one ever translated it, it's called "voce abuso".

7) I can still remeber the map of the home I lived in until I was 2, I can remeber exactly many particulars that turned to be real and that both my parens didn't remember. Actually I find very diffcult to say what I cooked yesterday for dinner.

I will tag some friends:

1) Chelsea, I met her today, she's a so kund American girl, she lives a few miles far from my home.

2) Carol in Tel Aviv, a wonderful watercolor painter from this side of Earth.

3) Theresa because of her uncommon fantasy.

4) Melanie A sweetheart inside a painter.

5) Jelanie I admire her works!

6 Viki, have alook at her paints, what is she if not a talent?

7) Jillian She's the one that introduced me to Watercolors wet and wild, I'll never stop to Thank you Jillian for this.

I'll tag one more person, she is an artist and she's one of the most kind person I know here in the web, she's Sandra!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pretty in Red! - Carino in rosso!

Watercolor 13 x 10 inches on 180 lbs Favini Torchon Paper, painted with Winsor & Newton artist's paints.

This is an old (1970 circa) Italian telephone, most of our homes had it in turtle-dove color or in black, but I can hardly remember that there were also in pomegranate and dark-green.

Forgive the pink background, the paper is bigger than my scanner and the edge of the sheet takes the shadow of the paint below (which is obviously white)

I'm not sure if this is the last version of this paint, I need to add something, but I'll come back on it later.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Mardi Gras TW - Who are you Masquerine?

This ACEO is appositely made for the TW "Mardi Gras" of this month. This is a little masque I had when I was a little girl, my parents couldn't buy me a real costume every year and often I used a simple masque to partecipate to Carnival Parties.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Underwood #5

Here am I, back.
Have a lot of work to do, I'm preparing my very first show... so very happily I'm jumping head down on painting with my brain full of ideas.

This is the first:

Watercolor on Favini 180lbs artist paper painted with Winsor & Newton artist's paints. 13 x 10 inches.

This is a typewriter, the glorius Underwood model Number 5, a museum piece and one of the most appreciated ever.

I love those old objects that also if not very easy to use bring back memories and feelings.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A hard time...

It's been a hard month here. At first my Dad's surgery, than his pneumonias, in the end, on Dec 29th he's left his life and us...

It's been like loosing a hand, it's like loosing something that you've ever had. You feel alone with him and with his absence.

It will pass, I'm here waiting for the time to go by.
Brushes are dry at moment, but I'll be back soon, that's what he wanted from me!

My Dad, My Angel