Friday, June 5, 2009

Stroncone - Overlook to Church

Travel Sketchbook
Stroncone Italy
Overlook to Church
Sketched Plein Air
Painted in Studio

I really loved painting in Stroncone - doorways, arches, gardens, but this time I thought I'd try a bit more architecture and so painted this church as I saw it from an overlook in the town.

We were sitting just outside the city walls waiting for our van to pick us up for lunch, and either we were either or the van late. As we sat outside, I sketched this church
-- surrounded by foliage and a backdrop of magnificent mountains. The van arrived before I could paint it, and so it was finished back at La Romita.

Back in North Carolina, the rain is refreshening our dry soils and parched flowers. Although still June, the high heat has really come on strong. At the Arboretum, we've already harvested a ton of lettuce, our first zucchini and patty pan squash. Tomatoes are turning red and we should be able to harvest those in a week or so.

Summer is upon us!

Lin Frye
North Carolina


  1. Lovely sense of distance here, Miss Lin!

  2. Wonderful view and lovely greens for the foliage.


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