Sharing the Beauty of Travel in Italy and Beyond by Guest blogger Gina Ruggiero, Villa Vita Blog
a few artists from Phoenix took in the Chianti Countryside with their eyes, with their paints, pastels and with their hearts.
We spent a wonderful week once again at Il Borgo Villa di Bossi Pucci located just south of Florence near the town of Montespertoli. Pastel artist Liz Kenyon created this trip to allow fellow artists to join her while she worked on her own series.
On the day we arrived, we all checked into our simple but elegant apartments just prior to a huge downpour which drenched the land and, as quickly as it came, the skies opened back up to bright sunshine and puffy white clouds.
Poppiano was another very special place just minutes from Il Borgo and her grand castle was always in view from our rooms.
The sunflowers in the foreground had since passed with the exception of a few late bloomers, however, the scene was no less magnificent.
We set up along the cypress line road in front of vineyards, peach, pear, and olive trees with the castle in the distance and Puccini playing in the background courtesy of our laptop. The sun was hot and bright – the colors brilliant.
The clouds moved in giving the artists a bit of shade and offered new hues and puffy clouds for their skies. The interpretation of the scene was varied and interesting. It was another lovely day in the Chianti countryside.
Our visit to Chianti through artist’s eyes has opened my eyes even more to the marvelous beauty, the brilliant colors, patterns, and patchwork this land beholds all which has been created by the fine hands of the agricultural artists of Tuscany and dutifully and respectfully preserved by the creative and talented hands of our artists Liz, Barb, Alicia and Barbara from Phoenix, Arizona.
To view more of Liz Kenyon’s Art, please visit www.lizkenyon.com
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