Casole d'Elsa, the ancient walled city just up the hill from our hotel offered amazing views and other surprises, as well. At
the top of the city one can see more old cities on hilltops.
Those Italians must like to dig, for all the wells had to be quite deep.
We stumbled on Verrocchio Art Centre there in the city and talked to Nigel Konstam, director and sculptor. He explained how the Greeks used body casting for some of their sculptures.
I started this study our last morning at the lovely Hotel Terre Di Casole. It is difficult, if not impossible, for me to paint fast enough to capture fleeting conditions like this scene, even in a small study. The rising light and fragile fog soon changed. The panorama before me as I painted moved to something much less dramatic than my initial impression.
I had to add to it and just finished making it like my original intention.
"Rousing The Hills"
Original oil 5x7" unframed
©2013 Diana Moses Botkin