Tuesday, December 18, 2012

More from Rome Nights

Rome Nights II - oil on canvas - 24" x 18"
This one is all about mood, that feeling of strolling  glorious piazza's on sultry warm evenings. It brought back heaps of memories while I was painting it. You could nearly always hear accordian music drifting along in the night air. When dining at outdoor cafe's,  street vendors come right up to your table to try to sell their rose's.  It's a little intrusive, so we didn't buy any that way.  There were a lot of street vendors in the piazza's at night.  Dave bought some slingshot laser rockets from one guy. Back at home, they were a hit outside after Thanksgiving dinner around our campfire in the evening.  One thing I loved about Rome was trying different food, it seems every outdoor cafe is a gourmet's delight.  We didn't hit a bad one the whole time we were there.  Without a doubt, the pasta and the pizza is the MOST devine.  My favourite is the Napoli pizza, just tomatoes, cheese and anchovies on a super thin crust cooked in a wood fire oven. yum!


  1. Soooo much atmosphere!! Wow, love it. Again, you make me feel like Im right there enjoying a slice of pizza pie with you Xo

  2. Hi Holly! I'm glad i got the feeling across. I wish you'd have been there with me, you would have loved it. You never know...one day...?


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