Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Jasmine Paintings in Tuscany

Dear Art Lover,
     Those who feel lost and homeless experience an amazing sort of rebirth to finally fine a place to call home.  Every day now I wake up in Tuscany, blinking, not believing in my totally good fortune.  I love where I am and enjoy the characters in my life.   I still do not have a stone carving studio of my own, but thanks to Marco Nardini, I have a place to carve in his stone quarry.  I just have to get there.  

     Anyway, one of my first things to do this spring was to buy a decent-sized jasmine plant.  She is growing well and my landlord is going to help me string some line up the side of my stone house so that the jasmine can grow up and share her perfume to most all of my windows.  At least that is the hope!  

    I have recently completed two new oil paintings celebrating my new home with jasmine. Both are oil on wood panel, 50 x 35 cm (19.68 x 13.78 inches), and available... better price if you buy both. $800 each or $1400 for both, USD. Contact me! Thank you for sharing in my art journey and viewing the works.

Jasmine flowers fall in front of the shadows of a gate in Tuscan home
Jasmine in the Afternoon - Tuscan painting
keys dangle on a string to enter a stone house in Tuscany jasmine on front step
Keys to La Casa - oil on wood

     Also, until the FIRST of November, you may enjoy a big savings on my new bronze garden sculpture, Rock Towers and Frogs.  She will retail for $14,400 [after 1 November 2016], but for now take advantage of the pre-bronze casting price:  a 10% savings if order before November 1, 2016. 
$12,960 is the PRE-Bronze Sale Price [deposit required, contact studio for details, please]

Rock Towers and Frogs - to be Bronze Garden Sculpture -detail
Detail of Rock Towers and Frogs
Rock Towers and Frogs - to be Bronze Garden Sculpture
Bronze garden sculpture (still in clay)

For more views on this aquatic-themed sculpture (fountain), please visit:

Here is my most recent newsletter, featuring an article with images of the stone carving symposium in Vellano (at the Cava Nardini) with the theme of Pinocchio:  http://www.borsheimarts.com/news/201609_ArtNews-RockTowersBronze-PinocchioStoneSculpture.htm


P.S.  Happy, happy birthday to Travis, Val, and Biljana!

Here are some detail images of the above oil paintings on wood, featuring the brush strokes in the jasmine and more:
palette knife painting, home, jasmine, Gelsomino, Tuscany, oil paintings, garden
Texture of old wooden door was done with a palette knife
brush strokes, home, jasmine, Gelsomino, Tuscany, oil paintings, garden
Tried for more lose brush strokes and higher texture