Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Kindness of Strangers

Do you know how to paint a feeling?  I surely do not know what this means, but this study will forever evoke a memory of the kindness of strangers.  Susan and I were painting in the shadows on a little street in Rozzo, a small neighborhood of the village, Lezzano.  It was a very warm June day and the neighbors were all about, going in to church, sweeping the balcony, walking or driving!!! down this tiny street.

From the apartment on the right a lady came down with a beautifully arranged plate of fresh fruit, raspberries, cherries, nectarines.  What a lovely gesture.  We were later invited up into her apartment to see a drawing she had of her very corner of the world where there exists a 16th century fresco still intact on the building next door.  Let us remember to always share with those in our midst.


  1. These painting of Italy are wonderful and how great that you got to study with Ken. Your work is improving by leaps and bounds. So happy for you!!
    I am over the moon about the painting of your Dad doing crosswords. Awesome!!

  2. What an incredible experience - how lovely!


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