Friday, September 30, 2011

Cottonwood Art Festival this weekend & Tuscany Workshop

"Morning Overlook," Montepulciano • 9" x 12" oil by Niki Gulley

Day 2 - Morning Location - ART TREKS: Tuscany
Plein Air Painting & Photography Workshop with Niki Gulley & Scott Williams

On day 2 of our Tuscany workshop, we headed to the picturesque hill town of Montepulciano, know for the delicious red wines. We set up at this beautiful scenic overlook to paint the valley below. Narrowing down a subject to paint was challenging since the whole scene was amazing, but impossible to capture all of it on our small travel canvases.

Several students settled on painting the Duomo below, with its unique architecture and aqua dome. I decided to sketch in some of the buildings on the left side of my composition and show the Duomo and the lush landscape on the right.

With only two hours left of morning sunlight, we had to paint very quickly, but everyone did a great job. Bella - as a few onlookers commented to us in Italian!

One of our my students with her finished painting of the cathedral below.

I'll have this Tuscany oil painting in addition to many more at the Cottonwood Art Festival,, this weekend, Oct. 1st & 2nd from 9am - 6pm in Richardson, TX. Please stop by my booth to see them in person.

Or, if you would like to join us on future ART TREKS to Paris, France in May or Tuscany, Italy in September, visit, which goes into detail about our upcoming Plein Air Painting & Photography Workshops. Early registration deadline for a $500 savings is quickly approaching!


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