Monday, June 4, 2012

Vineyards and Poppies

Vineyards and Poppies
6" x 6"  Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h

This is from the last place we stayed in Tuscany.  We moved around to several locations and towns in our three weeks there.  We felt it allowed us to see more and drive less.  Anyway, this old villa (like many in Tuscany) has been turned into apartments (13 in two locations).  There were swimming pools, restaurant, fresh bread delivery in the morning, weddings.  It was a wonderful location in the Chianti region.

I found a little shade under an olive tree.

There were poppies everywhere in Tuscany.  May is a beautiful month in Italy.

This vineyard let the poppies grown right into the vines.  I thought this was so beautiful.  My husband said that you could see how they chose the colors for their flag.


martinealison said...

La Toscane est si belle... Pas plus tard que hier matin j'ai stoppé vite ma voiture quand subitement je me trouve nez à nez avec un magnifique champ de blés envahi de coquelicots!
Je comprends que vous ayez placé votre chevalet sous ce bel olivier pour y peindre ce merveilleux spectacle... j'ai hâte de voir la peinture achevée...
Gros bisous à vous.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Really beautiful painting of a beautiful area. It sets me to dreaming.

Pam Holnback said...

Merci Martine. Oui, la Toscane est magnifique ! Je suis surpris qu'il n'y a pas plus d'accidents de voiture causés par tous ceux qui cherchent à l'incroyable paysage.

thank you so much Sherry. Paintings are dreams right in front of us.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Beautiful painting - gorgeous scenery. Know you had a fabulous trip. Bonjour! xoxo

Amy Hillenbrand said...

What inspiration you had every where around you. The place you stayed sounds fantastic-you traveler you!
Love how you captured the colors in your painting.

Karen d'Angeac Mihm said...

Fresh and lively, great painting. Such a common site in Europe and so beautiful!