A Painting A Day: Day 17, July 20 2012
"A Tuscan Lunch"
5.5" x 5.5" watercolor on paper
Doing laundry last week at my friend's apartment, I stumbled across "Under the Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes. I am familiar with the movie but never watched it because I'm not a Diane Lane fan (apologies but who knows, maybe I'll mature and come to my senses?). But the book is marvelous. It has made me fall in love with Italy all over again. This watercolor is based on the cover design as well as memories of a house I stayed at in Umbria for a precious week of good food, a beautiful garden and my first watercolor lessons. Each little plant is from a memory of that garden and perhaps a projection onto the future of what I'd like my garden to look like...full of herbs and flowers and fruits and bugs and butterflies.