Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Art Talk Tuesday: Roman Pines Day

"Roman Pines: Day" of the "Roman Pines: Night and Day" set was inspired by time I spent in Italy with my family. I originally painted 3 sets of "Roman Pines" in a sketch book and then painted the "Roman Pines: Night" for my first art show in the summer of 2008.  The painting above (Roman Pines:Day)  was painted  for a couple as a commission after they saw another version of it at my first art show, which was bought by someone else on opening night. When I told the admiring couple that the painting was originally a triptych, they asked to see the sketch of 3 sets of pines and eventually went with 2 of 3 of the paintings. The end result for "Roman Pines:Day" of what became "Roman Pines: Night and Day" is still one of my favorite paintings of all time. When I delivered the paintings I told them, "You have to hang them with 'Night' on the left, like the song"...it's the only time I've told patrons how to hang my paintings. I still don't know how they have them hung---I hope they followed instructions.


  1. Very cool! Love those trees and I am sure your patrons were very pleased. xo

  2. Beautiful :) I'm sure they hung them the way you suggested - they probably get to discuss your work more in depth this way when people admire it!

    1. It's one of my favorite songs...so I hope so! :)

  3. So gorgeous--remember seeing these trees in Italy and you have captured their beauty perfectly! What a lovely work-