Villas, Painting and Pasta

We took up residence in a B&B on a quiet street in the walled town of Lucca for the first week of our worshop in Tuscany. We were starving when we arrived, but luck was with us and we found a restaurant that served pasta.

 So many beautiful shapes of pasta are made in Italy. I may have to taste all of the shapes.  After a meal and a rest we met up for our first art lesson where everyone told me what kind of painting they wanted to do during the workshop and what kinds of subjects they wanted to paint.   My advice on travel painting in the field is to only bite off enough that you can chew, or to choose to draw and paint what you see depending  on your level and time limits. One window is acceptable and a tree if you have time, you don’t have to eat the entire villa.

So many beautiful shapes of pasta are made in Italy. I may have to taste all of the shapes.

After a meal and a rest we met up for our first art lesson where everyone told me what kind of painting they wanted to do during the workshop and what kinds of subjects they wanted to paint. 

My advice on travel painting in the field is to only bite off enough that you can chew, or to choose to draw and paint what you see depending  on your level and time limits. One window is acceptable and a tree if you have time, you don’t have to eat the entire villa.

 Villa Torrigiani, our first stop on the day out where all of us painted whatever we wanted.

Villa Torrigiani, our first stop on the day out where all of us painted whatever we wanted.