Captured Travels

This past month of January 2016 has been so intense! My solo show, Captured Travels opened with a beautiful, well-attended reception at Betty’s Restaurant, 370 Virginia Street in Buffalo, on Monday night, January 25, 2016, and will be on view through March 20th. I collected brand new and some older paintings, both studio and plein air, and sketches, and put them all together.  Kathleen Sherin did a marvelous job curating and hanging the show, and I sold 10 of the 23 pieces on opening night! Palermo's Finest.web

This is a very recent painting that graced the publicity for the show, Palermo’s Finest. I could have sold it several times!

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This is a plein air painting, watercolor and ink, from our trip this past fall to Paris. The painting of the Pont de la Tournelle below is from a photo Tom took of me painting the Isle du Saint Louis above!

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Two more ink and watercolor paintings are of the Paris Backyards and Cimitiere du Pere-LaChaise, Paris.

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My architectural background and love for detail comes out in this ink sketch of a Detail from the Palais Garnier in Paris.

These two plein air ink and watercolor paintings from Varenna on Lake Como “capture”

the Rooftops of Varenna and so-called Varenna LakeComoRooftops.Varenna.web  VarennaBeach_LakeComo.web

I have painted many views of the towns and landscape around Lake Como. Perledo 1.web

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Perledo above Varenna, with the “hand of God light”, and the Villa Monastero, one of two beautiful villas open to the public along Lake Como in Varenna.

Carol sketching.Varenna.webHere I am painting in Varenna.

The first year that I started to sketch when we travelled was 2010 when we spent some        BoatMarina.CinqueTerre.web Alimentari.riomaggiore.web

time in Cinque Terre, Italy. These two ink sketches are from there. We also visited Bologna  where we were fascinated by the medieval timber frame architecture.

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In Tuscany it was all about the views.

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Then there’s our time in Istria in Croatia,

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the province of Languedoc in France

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and Scotland, Portree near the Isle of Skye and the Duart Castle.

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We will continue to travel as long as we can and I will continue to capture our travels in sketchbooks, plein air paintings, and studio paintings. Such a rewarding time.