Thursday, July 21, 2016

"Mount Emilius", Marson, Aosta Valley, Italy

"Mount Emilius", Marson, Aosta Valley, Italy. 24x18 cm, oil on wood panel, $280. 
As much as I wanted to sleep in the view was calling me. I started the coffee and set up my gear on the porch. I love mountains. It's one of my great joys in life to paint them. This little spot in the Italian Alp's Aosta Valley has so many to choose from. I could spend a lifetime here and never get bored. Fast moving clouds kept moving the illuminated areas to and fro. A little church tower grabbed the sunlight, pointing to the magnificent peak above. A thousand miracles in a few minutes. I'm lucky to be alive and observing. The real goal of my paintings is to learn and to teach myself and you. Some subjects can be painted boldly while others needed to be caressed. I felt I had I nice warm hug around this one. 

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