Sunday, January 10, 2010

A painting a day - #009 - Memories of Tuscany...my submission to MMM this week...something new...landscapes...

Hi Everyone....

Did you know that some of the most influential people lived here? Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture. Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.

It has been home to some of the most influential people in history, such as Petrarch, Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Puccini. Due to this, the region has several museums, most of which (such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace) are found in Florence, but others in towns and smaller villages. Tuscany has a unique culinary tradition, and is famous for its wines (most famous of which are Chianti, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino).
I am travelling the world with this new project...and I am so thrilled to be travelling with each and every one of you!!!

I am submitting this to MMM this week....as the theme is something new and I am trying out painting some new landscapes...
Where do you want to go next on this journey....I need some new ideas of places to visit during this "painting a day" tour!!!
Hugs
Diana

34 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

I'm coming on that trip with you girlfriend!! Love his piece!! I haven't been to Tuscany but I so want to go!! Your project will be a blast! We're all on the adventure with you!!

xo

Diana Evans said...

oh awesome Manon!!! Thank you for packing your bags and coming along!!!

hugs
Diana

Deborah said...

I LoVe how the sky looks like a gentle ocean...so inviting. OOooooo me too!!! I want to come along and play! **blows kisses** Deb

Diana Evans said...

oh awesome Deborah...so glad you are coming too!!!

Jenea said...

Dear Diana!!! You know something about my country-Moldova!!! Can you come here!!??? ;)

Diana Evans said...

oh cool...we will add that to our travel plans Jenea!!!

Cindy said...

You're amazing, Diana!!!
True inspiration!
:-) Cindy Adkins
www.recoveryartist.com

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

I am so along for the ride! Thank you for the trip to Paris, BTW. :)

What a beautiful Painting, and a prime choice of location! Speaking of da Vinci, Mike & I have tickets to see an exhibit of all things Leonardo on Tuesday, I'm excited!

Hmmmm. . . where in the world to go. . . how about Tokyo? Hee Hee!

pssst. . . cherry blossoms!

LiveArt said...

Wonderful Diana!!

Love your idea about traveling the world on canvas!! Have a wonderful journey, and I'm looking forward to see where you visit :)

Linda

Barbara Hagerty said...

Oh Diana! Your paintings are so wonderful, fun and colorful!! I love your Tuscany!! Can't wait to see where you take us next!! Since you're already in the Mediterranean, maybe Greece?

Kelly said...

gorgeous painting!

Willy said...

I really enjoy your painting, Diana. It's great!

indybev said...

Tuscany is a magic sun-drenched place. Great choice, and lovely art!

Nancy B said...

How pretty Tuscany is in your painting!
I think you should go to the South Carolina coast next.

Sophia said...

Diana, I love this one alot. Beautiful, serene, carefree...LOVE it.

Hope you have a great week! :)

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Totally awesome, Diane...loved your journalling as well. Since you have covered Tuscany, as I have also in my kitchen with the granite, italian stone tile, wine label border, and let's not forget the roosters :)) How about going to Greece in one of your travels...I have used A Greco-Roman theme in our LR-DR area with the pillars, paintings, etc. Would love to go there! Thanks for sharing this daily art showing with us. Love it. Hugs, Gayle.

Hermine said...

Wonderful painting

marianne said...

Wow Diana Thank you for taking us along on this journey!
Toscane yeah!!!

WrightStuff said...

I think that Tuscan landscape was truly beautiful and you captured the essence wonderfully, but too easy for you my friend. My challenge for you is to paint a scene of an industrial city and give it some of your magic and sparkle! Take us somewhere like Manchester!

Sandy said...

A big applause for your painting work. This is really beautiful again. Love them.

johanna said...

your tuscany landscape turned out fantastic!! what a talent you have!!

Diane said...

This is fantastic, Diana! Diane

Elegia said...

Oh, I love your fresh painting!

soulbrush said...

you are totally amazing, here i am doddling little atc cards and you are producing these marvellous paintings. how large is each one? do you ever sleep?

Ces said...

YES! YES! Tuscany! Dante is my neighbor!

You are something else. You are energy in motion. I am energy at rest. You should nudge me.

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Amazing painting creation.
Great idea about traveling the world on canvas. Love it.

Martina2801 said...

Stunning painting, Diana. Love your creation!

Asja said...

beautiful painting!you've really captured the soul of Tuscany!

Silvia said...

I love your painting, just a wonderful landscape.

Beth said...

Beautiful painting, Diana. It has a feel like a Van Gogh (if Van Gogh had a happy day).

Amy said...

Your piece is superb Diana!!! I'd love to visit there someday..I can see why so many would want to live there! Great new art..I adore it

Nicola said...

I love this piece Diana! The movement and lines you have painted remind me of a Van Gogh painting. Gorgeous piece!!

Janny said...

Lovely piece!

*jean* said...

o diana, this is beautiful!

 
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