Rosemary & Bob Connelly • Live Cheap & Make Art Studios • 4 Park Avenue, Milford, DE 19963 •302-359-5534
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.
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• Some originals have been SOLD, prints are available for most paintings.
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• Print Pricing: 7"x10" $35; 9"x12" $45; 11"x14" $65; 16"x20" $125
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