Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Mercato del Capo, Palermo, Sicily

Vegetable vender and street scene, Capo Market, Palermo
oil on canvas,
30 x 24 cm
painted on location - Sat 4 Oct 2009


We arrived in Sicily, just after they had a few days of rain and high winds. You will not be seeing to many clouds in this series, but these featured on this painting ad a nice accent to the many colors of this exotic and truely colorful fruit,vegetable, fish and meat market. Nestled amount narrow accent streets with worn down buildings, the strong sunlight higlights objects, which have inspired me to set up at this busy location. Whitin minutes I had a crowd of about 24 kids and adults, making all sorts of enquiries. I could easily go back and just spend a week painting in this location!


Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Alberto,
A very alive busy and sparkling street scene, with great energy and colors.

Anonymous said...

prachtig alberto
groet sil

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

very dramatic sky. Well done.