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.
Sharon was so focused on her painting, she did
The fruit market in the Mercato Centrale
The building was built in the 1890s in the style of the Eifel Tower and looks just like a train station in London
Florence streets are close, but bikes, cars, scooters and pedestrians all seem to dance in step
Prepping a canvas, and yes the strawberries were that bright and oh so delicious.
Our hotel il Guelfo Bianco
Here’s the spot for the painting
Setting up on a busy street corner.
A view of the scene.
The dome of the Duomo above the apartments, homes, and restaurants
Lots of curious onlookers
A couple of the boys got into a ruckus and created a brief disturbance