Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Painting/Vacation Sicily Oct 2009

Wet Paintings made in Sicilia
cover of pizza box
40 x 30 cm

not for sale

Ciao a tutti, Hello everyone.
Just back from a fantastic week of Sunshine and warm weather, affording one with beautiful scenes of villages, cities, landscapes and seascapes. Great people, lively and friendly....and the food, well the food,..... divine, tasty, unbelievably nurturing... worth a trip to Sicily in itself. Along with my good friend Dimitris, and two of his friends from Colorado, USA, Kim and Andi English. The following 12 postings will be of work made on that trip. Why the pizza box? As most of you know, il pittore works in oils. Now this presented me with a logistical problem, moving them around, as we just stayed one night per location, apart from Palermo, the starting point. If you follow the sequence of numbers after the dotted locations, you should be able to figure out our journey, which ended up in that enchanting black city, Catania. Why black, you might enquire? That city was completely covered in firey lava two times in the 17th century, taking the life's of more than 50,000. They then rebuilt it with the hardened lava, which of course is black. Thanks to the skillful driving of Dimitris, and the navigational competence of yours truly, we managed to cover a vast amount of area, in a relatively short time. Most of the locations were on the coast, however a detour to a mountain top village, was quiet refreshing and offered some wonderful vistas. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment.

View of Cefalu from the beach. Taoromina, the Duomo with my night painting on the easel. And a painterly picture of my colleauges from Piazza del Duomo, Catania.

1 comment:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Love the photos and am curious about the black city. I can only imagine what a wonderful trip this was.