Feb 19, 2017

Florentine Rooftops


After I returned home from Florence, this was what I missed most... sitting on my hotel's rooftop terrace at breakfast with a cappuccino and this view. The reference photo for this was taken on a misty November morning. Oil on 20"h x 24"w stretched linen. SOLD.

Feb 16, 2017

Along the Allegheny River II


These two people walking along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, PA seem to be the only people who were not at the Steelers game on a cold, Sunday afternoon. Oil on 8"h x 10" stretched linen.

Feb 15, 2017

First United Methodist Church of Shadyside


I always thought this church in Shadyside was interesting. I liked the contrast between the warm colors of the stone and roof with the cool colors of the surrounding streets and hills. Oil on 6"h x 8"w stretched linen.

Feb 14, 2017

Along the Allegheny


This is a view of the walking path along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh. The people in the painting are enjoying a quiet, yet cold Sunday morning with some of Pittsburgh's bridges in view. Oil on 14"w x 11" h stretched linen.

Feb 12, 2017

The Andy Warhol Bridge Study


My husband and I spent the night in Pittsburgh for New Year's Eve and were fortunate to wake up to a sunny New Year's Day. We took a walk downtown along the river where I snapped some photos. This is a study of the Andy Warhol Bridge.

View from Piazza Michelangelo


This is a view of the hills surrounding Florence, Italy from Piazza Michelangelo. I know it doesn't look real, but it looked that way in real life. I guess it doesn't look real to me because of the umbrella pine and cypress trees, which are completely different from the trees we have in Pennsylvania. Add a fortress wall and a Tuscan villa, and it looks like a made-up scene. But it isn't made up, it really exists in Italy! SOLD.

View of San Gimignano III


This is a view from one of the many lookouts along the hilltop town of San Gimignano, Italy.