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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ah, Roma!

Beneath the Umbrellas (Rome), 2008
Original, oil on stretched canvas
9" x 12" unframed

Private Collection

Last October I enjoyed a fabulous 16-day trip to Italy, with three dear friends, and two of their friends. Our trip was planned and organized, with every detail taken care of, by Daniela Ford, our "tour guide." Among her various credentials: Daniela speaks 7 languages, is a student of history, art history, politics, and many other subjects, an excellent driver, patient, and good natured to boot. We all enjoyed a grand time and became fast friends.

Our trip began in Rome, where we spent a few days seeing the sites and becoming addicted to lattes and gelatis. I loved just walking and riding around the city, looking at the architecture, the fountains, the doorways and window balconies; stepping into the wonderful shops full of real antiques, delectable foods, fancy leather goods; and seeing a plethora of tiny cars, "Smart" cars and mini-trucks winding through the streets.

One of my favorite things to notice were the "umbrella trees" along the hilltops, in the parks, and among the Roman ruins. I took several photos; and when I began painting again a few months later, this painting I am posting today was one of the first completed in my "Italian Series." What artists have always said about Italy is true: The light there is beautiful.

Thanks for taking a moment to read today's post and see this painting. Have a good day.
Text, images, and artwork ©Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.


Anonymous said...

what a marvelous painting! I love it!
[ah, Italy!] :-)

Carol Adamec said...

Well, thank you for your enthusiastic comment, Marina. I appreciate it!