Olive Branch Day 2


Olive leaves, olive leaves and more olive leaves. This painting is really taking me back. It’s hard to forget the effect of hundreds of olive trees. The wind catches the delicate silver leaves and the air seems to be magically shimmering with golden “silvery-ness”. I know that’s not a word, but it really describes what an olive orchard looks like under ‘the Tuscan Sun’

Olive branch, Day 3


Olive branch - Day 4


I got to this point last Friday and then decided to pick up the shell beans again as that painting needs to be finished by 2/23 and the olive branch needs to be done by 2/28.

Tomorrow I will post the finished Shell bean painting and the next egg tempera painting from Italy that I am working on… Stayed tuned!