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7 09, 2013

Day three in Firenze

Saturday in Florence was just a busy as any weekday, but everyone seemed noticeably more relaxed and celebratory. It was another beautiful day, but quite hot. By the time we set up, it was 93, and probably hotter on the street, the only vantage point that worked for the painting. It turned out to be a rather busy intersection. Read more

Day three in Firenze
7 09, 2013

Two paintings started in downtown Florence!

Our second day was picture, and painting perfect. The weather continues to be beautiful and the colorful scenes of people and architecture never disappoint. Thank you for all your great comments and warm wishes. We really appreciate them. Read more

Two paintings started in downtown Florence!
6 09, 2013

Our first day in Florence

Travel fatigue and technical issues delayed our first post, but we hope we are off and running now. Our first day was magnificent. Our Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco, Via Cavour 29, is PERFECT and well located to Florence's beautiful and historic sites; the weather is excellent (about as hot as our hometown in Raleigh, NC but the evening was perfect), Read more

Our first day in Florence
4 09, 2013

The overweight check in challenge

Made it through our first baggage challenge, thanks to our new friend John, Delta friend of the arts. The golf/art bag weighing in at 62 pounds was excused by our friend. On our way. Read more

The overweight check in challenge
3 09, 2013

Getting ready for the trip

We have been busy getting ready for our two-week painting trip in Tuscany, Italy. Packing for two weeks abroad is challenging enough, but add several canvases, oil paints, brushes, and easels; and all of it must fit into my travel bag. Oh and there’s the prep of all those canvases . . . Read more

Getting ready for the trip