So life here has been a little hectic (enormous understatement) . I am now living almost full time in my studio and have increased my flowers outside so that it almost looks like a garden. I am so pleased with the flowers I have to go out on a regular basis and admire them. I never really grew anything before so am amazed at how good they look at the moment. And I have also moved in all my stuff from the country house- I feel like a happy little snail in its shell when I am here.
I have been painting up till this week and have a drawing all ready to paint on my easel - but today more plants arrived so haven't quite got round to picking up my brushes.
In the spirit of procrastination - and also cause I missed my painting which I had put in the cafe of wladimiro I thought I would swap it with my latest one of Pisticci. The one in the cafe was a view from the end of my street.
I set off up town with large painting in one hand and camera in the other and on the way it occurred to me that it might be quite fun to make like I was taking a painting for a walk. (There is always the free advertising I get while walking about)
So these are the photos. (The people of Pisticci may be thinking I was more than normally eccentric today but they were all too polite to say so. In one photo where the painting is leaning up against a water fountain you can't see the builders who were looking on in amazement.)
|view of pisticci from Dirupo|
|Dirupo from higher up|
|the painting in front of the scene I painted|
|the painting was just out of sight - such a pretty view|
|on the way to the piazza san rocco|
|where I always stop to admire dirupo (and catch my breath)|
|the special view over to the mountains|
|in the piazza umberto primo. nearly there.|
|hanging on the wall in the cafe.|
|that is the cafe in the background|
|stopped off for another coffee - really should have had a cake too.|
|bought 2 more plants at the flower shop.|
|took the back road|
|the builders were watching me take this photo. I love this little piazzetta|
|there are so many interesting places|
|can see the chiesa madre in the background|
|nearly home again in Dirupo|
|painting in front of the view I painted|
|just for fun I put it in a very ornate frame.|