Thursday, August 13, 2015

Parco della Montagnola Bologna Paintings



Dear Art Lover,     
     My first time in Italy was in 2004.  My art [13 works] had arrived there a year earlier, thanks to a request from Museo Gilardi in Forte dei Marmi.  I backpacked around Italia for six weeks.  Anacapri and Firenze [Florence’s real name] were my favorite destinations, a hard choice to make with so much beauty and art around that country!
    Here is what I wrote on my Web site in 2005 about Bologna:

      Bologna, Italia

     I had not originally planned to go to Bologna. I was not avoiding it, I just did not know anything about it. However, one of the benefits of hosteling is meeting many travelers who give you feedback and tips along the journey. A girl named Anna that I spent a couple of days with in Perugia told me that she loved the energy in Bologna. Someone else said the same thing.
     So, after I left the Amalfi coast to head north for an art reception Christiano Merra held for me at the Museo Gilardi, I had to figure out what to do with some extra time. I had originally planned to go to Caprise Michelangelo after leaving Cristiano's in Forte dei Marmi, Italia. But when I asked the hostel which bus to take, I began to understand that it was highly unlikely that I would find the birthplace of Michelangelo without a car. As it turned out, the hostel in Bologna had an opening . . .
     I look forward to returning to Bologna -- there is still so much more I have yet to see!

     I have been back to Bologna several times since then for a variety of reasons and usually not alone anymore and never for very long it seems.  But each time, I go back to visit my favorite sculptured fountain there in the Parco della Montagnola, Bologna.  It is not hard since it is quite near the central train station.

Parco della Montagnola, Bologna, Italy - The Fountain
Parco della Montagnola, Bologna, Italy - The Fountain
     Traveling alone gives me guilt-free time to do as I like.  In 2004, I took time to paint this sculpture from several vantage points.  Here you may see an image that an Italian woman took of me at work one afternoon.  
Parco della Montagnola, Bologna, Italy - Kelly Painting The Fountain in plein air


For more images of Bologna, visit this page:  http://www.borsheimarts.com/painting/2005/bologna.htm


The August Art Sale continues… see postings here on my blog this month or the corresponding album on Facebook.  Offer ends 31 August 2015.  These works are located in Cedar Creek, near Austin, Texas.
Today’s listings:
Parco della Montagnola, Bologna, Italy - Oil Painting Fountain detail abstract

Parco della Montagnola, Bologna

24" h X 36"   [plus a frame, not yet shown... will post in comments later]
Oil on Canvas
© 2005   Kelly Borsheim   - Offer:  $950

Parco della Montagnola, Bologna, Italy - Painting Sketch for larger work

Study for Parco…
10 x 15 acrylic on watercolor paper
© 2004   Kelly Borsheim   - Offer:  $75


Parco della Montagnola, Bologna, Italy - Oil Painting Fountain detail torso

Torso Study, Parco…
15 x 10 acrylic on watercolor paper
© 2004   Kelly Borsheim   - Offer:  $75

Payment plans accepted; no finance charge, as usual.

Peace,

Kelly
~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor and painter

 P.S.  Happy birthday Nathan and Mark!


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