Sunday, September 15, 2013

Following the Light Across Europe - Group Show

Lori Putnam, Carole Gray-Weihman, James Richards, Jim Carson and Alfredo Tofanelli and more will be exhibiting in Nashville at Richland Fine Art. The show opening is March 27, 2014 5:00-7:30pm and runs through April 12. If you are in or near Nashville stop by! Visit to find out more.

This show is centered around Lori's travels through europe and the artists that she painted with along the way. Plein Air Liaison was hosting a painting workshop in Tuscany so the four of us, Peggi Kroll Roberts, Ray Roberts, Carole, and myself met up with Lori, Mark, Sandy, Roos Schuring, James, Krista, Katerina and Jim down in Peschici. The painting above was painted at the next town over called Vieste. Ray and I took a bus over after painting on the Vieste beach the day before. We found this seen after painting in the market earlier in the day.

The painting above was painted right outside the doorway to our flat in Peschici. I kept seeing this scene every time I left the flat so finally I decided to setup at the base of our stairs and paint it. This is the second painting; the first painting had partial sunlight but the sunlight doesn't stay for long with the multilevel houses surrounding these passages. I didn't finished the sunlit piece. Maybe on the next trip!

The four of us, Peggi, Ray, Carole and myself were scouting out locations for the Kroll Roberts Tuscan workshop over five or so days without getting a chance to paint. We visited Florence, Sienna, Cortona, Pienza, Multiulciano, and many other towns along the way. We spent our final night at Acquaviva before heading down to Peschici. This scene was just down the road as we all felt like it was about time to get out and paint now that the scouting was done.

This was painted at our Villa Tenuta Brancoleta in Tuscany. We were well taken care of there and the food was amazing. This scene is the entrance to their beautiful estate. The villa acted as our home base and from there we would take short day trips to paint at beautiful towns like Pienza, Montepulciano and Cortona. You can find out more about this and future trips at: I can't wait to go back and hopefully that will be in 2015! This year its off to Costa Brava in Spain.