The Road from Monticchiello, Tuscany, 2019, oil on Italian linen, 50 x 40 cm.
In June 2019 I attended a wonderful art retreat run by ’Tuscany in the Frame’ and based at Villa Nobile in Cortona Tuscany. As part of a group of 10, accompanied by talented Australian artist Janet Knight, we ventured out to beautiful spots in the surrounding Tuscan countryside for plein-air painting. This was my last day’s work of the retreat painted from the small historic hill town of Monticchiello.
Attendance at the workshop was part of my research into Italian art retreats for an article I wrote in the 2019 Summer edition of Australia’s Signature Luxury Travel magazine – click here to read.
Here I am painting plein-air at Monticchiello, Tuscany - with the painting half complete.