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Fellow painter and husband Joe Vinson and I just returned from our second trip to the Roman Campagna in a month. Once again between work appointments we got ample time to paint. Even though we have been visiting and working in this area for almost 10 years this was the first opportunity we had to paint in Castel S. Elia, another location on the Grand Tour of open air itineraries in Italy.
While I have seen and painted the immortal Mount Soracte from many angles in these years, this was really the first time that I actually understood what the poet Byron intended when he wrote the following lines in Childe Harolde’s Pilgrimage:
the lone Soracte’s height, display’d….
…… from out the plain
Heaves like a long – swept wave about to break.
It was clear in that moment that a painting was in order to record that insight.
I’ve posted the other work from the week on my page.