"Anno Nuovo, Vita Nuova!" or "New Year, New Life!"
(An expression of the belief that with a new year comes a chance for new beginnings... a fresh start.)
day 4: the finished painting
For some unknown reason I'm calling her "Filomena", and maybe she really is an ancestor of mine, membro della famiglia dall'Italia.
This painting is for sale (with lots more photos too): https://www.etsy.com/listing/174341597
|AS IF IN RECOGNITION, FAMILIA, 8x10" original oil painting by puci|
day 3: creating the pre-painting composition (using Adobe Photoshop)
I decided to rely more on my painting intuition, with nothing pre-planned except for cropping the image a bit.
|Same image, just cropped in a bit to fit the 8x10" size|
day 2: capturing the selected image
I found her, just outside her gated home. You can see her too, just as I originally found her. Here's the link: http://goo.gl/maps/s8Y0R
|Google Street View of "Filomena" in Lazio, Italy. We gaze at each other as if in recognition...|
day 1: planning the destinationAs mentioned in the previous entry, "An Interruption", I snuck away to Italy amidst the Christmas rush. I decided to go to Lazio Italy, specifically the region of Isola del Liri, hoping to find there the spirit of mi familia...