Sunday, July 10, 2016

"Orange Sun Over The Arno", Piazale Michelangelo, Firenze

"Orange Sun Over The Arno", Piazale Michelangelo, Firenze. 20x30 cm, acrylic on canvas, $350. 
After a long hot day of touring we hiked up the hill to eat dinner and then watch the sunset. Equally exciting was watching the city come alive with lights. Tons of people up there all enjoying the street musicians, while the sun set over human and natural wonders. It was a wonderful atmosphere and very inspiring to paint in. We got up there with about 20 min left before the orange sun dipped behind the river Arno. I set up and painted this with only instinct in front of dozens of onlookers. Making sure not to talk to start too many conversations and miss the few precious moments of light. My family sat on the grass in front of me, one kid reading, the other doing watercolor. My lovely wife smiling and enjoying the vibes. My favorite moments of Firenze for sure. 

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