November 12, 2012

Ravello Gardens

12 x 12, oil on linen

Looking through my photos and paintings, I have to say it is easy to be blind-sided by the over-the-top perfection here. The above painting and photo are from the little town of Ravellllllo. Take a look at some of the enchanting scenes this tiny town has to offer:

The shops are filled with local wines, olive oil, linen, ceramics, leather, cashmere (no,no, no I can't time for shopping, must paint....)

 And if it weren't enough that the food is spectacular, the views are breathtaking from every vantage point....

 the famous gardens are manicured to perfection...

 and look at the scenery these gardeners are surrounded by - not a bad "office" to go to work in each day, huh? 

another outdoor restaurant with a view...

and more fabulous pottery...

I know, right? painting or photo could ever do justice to Italy,
 but that never stops us from trying.

"What is the charm of Italy?
What do we find there that can be found nowhere else?
I believe it is a certain permission to be human..."
Erica Jong


Debi Murray said...

The photos are breathtaking, as is your painting! I think I'd still be trying to decide WHAT to paint - so many choices :)

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

Between the goods for sale and the scenery, my head would have swivelled right off! I so envy you getting to be there and paint there. What fun.