9 x 12
by Pat Fiorello
As we welcome in the new year, I thought I'd share this painting-it's the last one I completed in 2011. I call it Volpaia Welcome. It's based on a doorway in a picturesque, little known village in the Chianti Region of Tuscany. Each year when I teach in Tuscany I try to get in a little photo op in this town because it is just beautiful, romantic, quintessential Italy.
I've been away for the past couple of weeks with holiday and family travel so haven't done any painting and looking forward to getting back to the studio this week. I'm going to be working on a series " Enchanting Italy" for a gallery show I have coming up in March, so expect to see more Italy paintings over the next couple of months, with a few floral still life paintings occasionally as well.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful new year, however you define it for yourself.