Sunday, June 20, 2010

Arno River Ponte Vecchio

Cari Amici (Dear Friends),

I knew that one day (or night, as this image depicts) I would draw this little boat parked on the far side of the famous Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy, over the Arno River. What a joy this project was! I am still fascinated with using black paper and have begun to apply colors (instead of my previous “white on black” series). I hope you love the look as well.

"Dark Arno"
pastel on black paper
64 x 23 cm
copyright 2010 Kelly Borsheim
SOLD - 11 August 2010 -- THANK YOU!

I feel honored each time someone here in Italy at my current exhibit compliments this pastel painting because it is very common to see paintings of the famous Ponte Vecchio. To have created a new take on the bridge over the Arno River is quite an accomplishment. Florence is definitely an artist’s town!

Happy Father’s Day to my own father, PJ, and to all those wonderful dads out there.


Gene P. said...

Nice pastel on black.
Well crafted and a visual magnet.
Thanks Kelly.
Gene P.

Andrew said...

This is outstanding. Many Others may have painted the bridge but you tell the story through your eyes. The little boat is a compelling element.

The white on black works nicely in this night scene.

Kelly Borsheim said...

Thank you so much, guys. I am loving painting on black!