Rosemary & Bob Connelly • Live Cheap & Make Art Studios • 39 N. Walnut St., Ste 105, Milford, DE 19963 •302-359-5534
Please note, our studio will be closed for the Christmas Holidays December 24 through January 6, to reopen Thursday, January 7, 2015
Most of these paintings were created in Italy, in and around the places we lived - Perugia, in Umbria, Marina di Ragusa in Sicily, Verona, and in Vietri sul Mare along the Amalfi Coast. Some were painted en plein air and others from photographs.
Since returning to the states I have continued to use Bob's and my photographs to create images based on that experience. I'm not trying to achieve a realistic rendering, but an impression, the essence of the place.
My style of painting in Italy was to use a waterproof PITT pen to create a line drawing and then build up the painting with layers of translucent watercolor. I especially enjoyed finding layers of crumbling paint on buildings in these charming cities and towns - walls, windows and doors that reveal the passage of time and human exisitence.
I try in my work to capture a moment in time and evoke an emotion in the viewer - a longing to be in that place, a sense of what it must have been like to stand where I stood on that particular day.
PLEASE NOTE: I have many more watercolors / paintings of Italy that are not displayed here. If you are looking for a particular place, ask me -- I just might have what you are looking for!
All images are copyright Rosemary Connelly, 2012, all rights reserved.
• Click on each image for its title and other information.
• Some originals have been SOLD, prints are available for most paintings.
• Pricing Information:
• If the original is still available, contact me for pricing information
• Print Pricing: 7"x10" $35; 9"x12" $45; 11"x14" $65; 16"x20" $125
(please note that regardless of the size of the original, prints may be ordered in different sizes. Call or email us for pricing.)
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