16 x 12 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello
Back to landscapes and Tuscany. This is a view from a beautiful winery and resort, Dievole, which is one of the places I usually like to take my group when we paint on location in Tuscany. They have a beautiful garden with all sorts of flower pots and garden ornaments like this bench as well as amazing views to the vineyards and distant mountains.
On a separate subject, I got a new easel last week. One of my goals for the year is to start painting some bigger paintings and I needed a sturdier easel than what I was working on to accommodate it. After some research and input from other artists, I decided to go with the David Sorg easel. It was designed by artist David Sorg to address issues he had with many other easels he used over the years. One of the key features is that it is counter balanced with a weight so it can move up and down without having to readjust a lot of things and remove your painting.
It was delivered UPS freight in this box, you can see how large it is compared to my garage door. Fortunately ( for my husband) it was not as hard to put together as I had expected. I did have to move some furniture out of my studio to make space for it though.
Here's my first painting on the new easel.
For more information on this easel see David Sorg Easel
. It's available from David's website directly or also through ASW or Jerry's. I was lucky enough to get it on sale at the end of the year so if you're interested keep your eyes open for a sale.