Friday, January 11, 2008

Frances Mayes' house

Frances Mayes'
in Cortona
Day 1 initial sketch( unfinished)
20 x 24
acrylic on canvas

I was a little skeptical about choosing this subject, but I decided to go ahead with it anyway. When I was in Cortona I was so excited to see the villa that she and her husband restored. The villa, the home in her wonderful book, 'Under the Tuscan Sun'. It was also the inspiration for the movie with the same title. Her husband was outside when we drove by providing us a little brush of fame, once removed. Hopefully you will share in my excitement when this painting is finished.

Have a good weekend!


Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to see this one complete; although I think it looks pretty cool as is.

The abby landscape is beautiful
Think I can hear those chants now.

88heather said...

hey MB!! Looks really wonderful!!! I'm working on a Venice painting at the moment. yikes.. I'm scared.. will you come paint it for me?? hehe.. i'm sure you'd do better!!

You are a painting machine lately!.. so what's next??