Sunday, 25 March 2018

Walking in Turin

'Walking in Turin'  oil on canvas 40x40 cms

I recently flew back to Italy via Turin and spent a day there before continuing my journey.  A day is by no means long enough to see a city but I  walked until my feet were dropping off! 
Turin is a very elegant city, one beautiful square leading to another. 

Piazza del Castello looking towards the Royal Palace

A quick sketch is a  good excuse for a rest as well as a nice lunch and glass of wine!

Buddah head from Pakistan IV-V Century AD

There are plenty of museums in Turin, I chose to visit the Musem of Oriental Art (MAO)...I lost count of the rooms and floors of this museum, housed in a 17th century palazzo. It's a well organised museum and there is every thing from Samurai armour to ancient Chinese pottery. 

I always like to save some places to visit on any future trip, so the Eygptian musuem would be next on my list...just to say hello to the mummies!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Getting bigger

Oil on wood 40x54cms

I have been painting.... I paint most days, but recently I've been dedicating my time to some bigger paintings. (I'll post those at a later date).  I got a bit bored with the small 20x20cms format so I decided to change everything around for a while.

This cherry painting is somewhere in between, it's long and narrow and the cherries are really big. I enjoyed painting this one...I love the colours. The background is roughly painted in gold, it took quite a few layers to get a reasonably compact colour.

This painting is available from my Etsy shop if you've got place for it on one of your walls!
Etsy shop DustyLane Studio


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