This is a traditional view in the charming Tuscan town of Cortona in Italy, with a picturesque alleyway leading to a floral courtyard.
We look down a charming flagstone alley past the display of petunias and the little cart covered with flower pots towards a half open old wooden door with a table and chairs with tablecloth. The sign in the corner tells us there is a restaurant, and very inviting it looks.
Cortona in Tuscany is firmly on the tourist trade and this alleyway leads off from the main street that runs through the town. At the height of the season the main street is teeming with visitors so this little alleyway provides a few moments of quiet respite, an invitation to get out of the baking sun and enjoy the shade. There is one other thing that catches your eye on a hot day, of course, and that is a chance to freshen up and quench your thirst. So the traditional water fountain that stands in front of the table and chairs is welcome.
For me, this image speaks of the essence of Tuscany, the warm colors, the interplay of light and shade and the culture.
Born in the South of England I now live half way up a mountain in Umbria, Italy. I work from my art studio looking out over fabulous views of the Italian countryside. I am so happy to share my artwork with you.
An artist and blogger, I specialize in photo art and acrylic painting. For my photo art, I start with my own photographs and work on them digitally to capture the feeling I want to convey with the final image. For my abstract work, I literally 'go with the flow' and follow where my heart wants to take me as I work.
I create art to make your heart smile, capturing the spirit of place in towns and villages, or creating art to enhance the energy of your home or workplace. Take your time to look through my portfolio, I hope you enjoy it.
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