Tuesday, 30 August 2011

article about buying property in Italy

Last summer I was able to paint 12 medium sized paintings of NYC in seven weeks.  This summer I've foregone painting for family reasons and have completed only two, but I've spent more time writing.  I've completed 45,000 words of a memoir that turned into a fiction and 10k on a novel about an artist who wins a grant to paint in Paris and gets into lots of trouble.

Most recently I am working on a non-fiction about purchasing and managing property in Italy (Italy— To Buy or to Rent).  I am collaborating with real estate agent /property manager Adriana Vermi of Tuscanfeeling.com.  Our goal is to edit a comprehensive nuts and bolts guide to property questions in Italy.  Here is an article that gives an idea of what you will find in the guide: Technical Tips to purchasing property in Italy.

In order to keep this blog all about painting you can follow my writing and read more articles on my other blog Ramblings of an Artist in Paris or Florence.

Monday schools in Paris re-open, so I'll be full time in the studio with lots of Parisian gourmandises and more contemporary landscapes of NYC.

Thank God for Mondays! (proverb from a wise mother)

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

NYC Pawnbrokers

NYC Pawnbrokers
50x100 cm
oil on canvas

6 days to finish this one.  It's always hard getting into the groove after vacation.  Usually I get going after about two months then it's time for vacation again.  In France they vacate for about six weeks during summer.  The exodus makes Parisian summers livable except for the overwhelming urine odour.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Back in the Studio show in September

After a few weeks vacating south where the sky is normally blue I was delighted to return to my studio.  Creating is my addiction.

Considering that the next show at le Christine is less than three weeks away, I'm painting like a fiend.  The small foodie paintings have to wait.  Above is a scene from 9th ave. and below is the façade of the Christine photo from their website.  I've always enjoyed exhibiting in restaurants, this one gets 5 star reviews and deserves it.   It's on rue Christine close to the hotel l'Aubusson.  My paintings will go up 6th Sept.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Le Divorce

15x15 cm  (aprox 6"x 6'" inches)
oil on gessoboard, made in Italy

We're on vacation see you after the 15th.