Isola Bella, Stresa, Italy

Isola Bella, Stresa, Italy 17 3/4″ x 13 3/4″ pastel on Wallis paper 2013

Isola Bella, a small island in Lago Maggiore near Stresa, Italy, was purchased by Carlo of the house of Borromeo in 1632 and he began construction of a castle and gardens for his wife Bella. It was completed generations later by his ancestors. This piece was done with the aid of Photoshop. I printed a very faint image and worked on top of it.

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy 12 3/8″ x 18 1/4″ pastel and dry brush on Wallis paper 2014

A view of Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Method used was the same as the above picture, only on this one I used mainly dry brush watercolor with some watercolor pencil and pastel.

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco - pastel 14 1/4" 18 3/4" 1993

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco – pastel 14 1/4″ 18 3/4″ 1993

Done from slides taken while visiting Marin who was at Stanford U at the time. Carved stone commemorates the initial trade ship arriving from Japan.

Guarda Textures - pastel and dry brush on Art Spectrum paper 11 3/4" x 8" 2002

Guarda Textures – pastel & dry brush on Art Spectrum  11 3/4″ x 8″ 2002

The small town of Guarda is in the Engadine Valley near St Moritz. The community building has its provenance written on the plaque in the native Romansh language.

Palazzo Salimbeni - pastel on sandpaper 15 1/2" x 10" 2003

Palazzo Salimbeni – pastel on sandpaper 15 1/2″ x 10″ 2003

The building is the headquarters for the Banca Monte Dei Paschi in Siena, Italy. The statue is of Fra Sallustio Bandini. The piazza is not far from the Piazza del Campo, famous for its annual horse race around the square, where sectors of the city compete for bragging rights.

Tai Hu Barge People - 9 3/8" x 20 3/4" pastel

Tai Hu Barge People – 9 3/8″ x 20 3/4″ pastel 2003

Lake Tai is the third largest body of water in China. We were on a day trip across the lake when we came across this crew on a tributary. A brick kiln and cultivated mulberries for silkworms are on the shore.

Punta Banda, Ensenada

Punta Banda, Ensenada – Pastel on sandpaper 2002

On a daytrip from San Diego to Ensenada, Baja California, MX

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