Oil on Canvas
40" x 40"
Building Rome is from my Ricordi’ d Italia series. This series stems from my love of Italy, and the ruins and vistas of The Amalfi Coast. Many of my paintings begin with a photo taken while in Italy. I then paint the image quickly on the canvas. With brushes, palette knives, and thick oil paint, I abstract the image, leaving a small amount of the original painting peeking through. Other times, I begin my painting with a direct inspiration of a place or time in Italy. Building Rome reminds me of visiting The Roman Coliseum and watching all the construction going on. I created a painting with many of the colors and textures found on that day in Rome.