Thursday, June 12, 2014

PleinAir in Florence, Italy

 One of the rewarding things about Florence is the variety of locations for PleinAir painting. I get out at least 3 days a week in the early mornings, to do this. Thankfully I know other artists who do this practice and from time to time we get the chance go painting together.

I was painting in Santa Spirito on Sunday morning at 6.30. Then at 7.30am the antique dealers arrived so I had to vacate and find a new painting location. The new location is brightly lit, with pleasant views of the Arno, Florence, Italy.

San Frediano in Cestello oil drawing, preparing for the finished painting.
This church was founded by an Irish missionary in the 6th century. So an Irishman was here 1500 years ago. San Frediano in Cestello sketch, oils on wood.

The finished painting in oils, of the church of San Frediano in Castello, as seen from the banks of the Arno, in the Oltrarno district of Florence.
Oils on treated board. 40cm x 30cm

This painting is available from my online shop. Follow the link here.

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