"Cypress Shadows," Tuscany ©2014 Niki Gulley • 9" x 12" textured oil painting
Day 3, Tuscany Art Trek with Niki Gulley and Scott Williams
On the third day of our Tuscany Art Trek, several of us attended a cooking class in Montepulciano from a Michelin-rated chef. We made hand-rolled pasta with a flavor-packed tomato sauce, osso buco, cheese soufflés and a delicious creamy tiramisu. After we were finished cooking, we sat down to sample our creations and wash it down with a little red wine. What an amazing experience!
Later that afternoon, some of our group went onto see the formal Italian garden at La Foce while some of us stayed and painted at the villa again. The late afternoon light was so beautiful how it cast its golden glow on the landscape and stone farmhouse, that we had to capture it before it was gone. Long deep shadows from the surrounding cypress trees draw your eye into the composition and set the peaceful mood of the evening.
If you're interested in joining us on one of upcoming Art Treks, please let us know.
The registration deadline of Nov. 15th for most trips is quickly approaching, so don't wait!
Athens and Santorini, Greece - May 8-16, 2015
The French Riviera - June 18-26, 2015
Provence, France - June 25-July 3, 2015
Tuscany, Italy - Sept. 4-12, 2015
Cinque Terre and Lake Como, Italy - Sept. 11-19, 2015
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks.
Or if interested in purchasing "Cypress Shadows," please contact the Good Art Company Gallery, goodartcompany.com/gac/.