Monday, August 23, 2010

Traveling the Slow Road - New Miniature Art Work


Traveling the Slow Road © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Illustration Board, 2 7/8" x 3 3/4"

My latest work is another in my Italian Landscape Series of Miniature Art. This drive was not far from our apartment in the countryside of Montepulciano. We would often choose to travel this route, the slow road, to connect to the larger roads. There are many cypress lined roads in Tuscany, the most well known near La Foce. As you can see from the photo below, my painting is NOT that one. However, even though I took some liberties and changed a few things with my version, I'm sure it will be familiar to those of you who have traveled in this area. As usual, the time of the season is autumn, one of my favorite times of the year, when the fields are in transition, recently plowed or sprouting the green winter grasses, the hay stacked in storage. We always traveled in the autumn, less tourists, fresh olive oil and la raccolta delle uve da vino, the grape harvest for wine making. Seems everytime I do one of these works, my mind takes a bit of a vacation, memories come flooding back. Oh, to return someday!

View Near La Foce © Barbara A. Freeman

Traveling the Slow Road © Barbara A. Freeman
Acrylic on Illustration Board, 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" Framed

7 comments:

Gail Hayton said...

Just wonderful, as always!

AutumnLeaves said...

Absolutely stunning, Barb! I instantly begin to think of Van Gogh's cypress trees, for some odd reason. What a neat view of a land I've never seen.

Jane said...

Barbara--another great piece and glad your mind got to wander! Like the frame too! Think I would like to ride a bike along that road :)

Clovie Boy said...

It's great! Love the colors. We loved Italy! Didn't get to see the Tuscany area but hope to return to do that someday.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thank you all, Gail, Sherry, Janie and Sue, for your kind comments. I sure could use a real vacation! Guess I'll just have to travel in my mind. : )

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

OOOoh - I love this one Barbara and how you make these landscapes your own with your signature blues and greens - magical. I love the little frame too!!! :))

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Thanks Karen. I'm really happy to hear you say that you can see my "signature" in this one. That is so important to me, to have the work look like it's mine!