Plein Air in Tuscany: Wrap-Up

August 11, 2016By Costa VavagiakisItaly, painting abroad

Painting from nature outside is different from any other painting experience. When you sit in front of your subject for all of the hours it takes to complete your painting, all your senses become stimulated. You see the light, feel the breeze, hear the wind, and smell the air. It is a full-sensory experience! I … Read More

Plein Air in Tuscany, Day 1

June 5, 2016By Costa VavagiakisItaly, painting abroad

morning Got up to paint the Tuscan sunrise, but painted the Tuscan fog instead. Some students came out to paint with me. I gave some general advice on setting up and variations on topics of interest and strategies of procedure. After a wonderful Tuscan breakfast, we set up at the terra cotta terrace on the … Read More