23.6.08

violet sky


This is a small - 8" x 8" - piece that I created for my recent show at the Summer Gallery. Six years ago I spent the spring and early summer living and studying in Florence, a city I love with a passion usually reserved for sentient beings. I took hundreds of photographs and made dozens of sketches, and I filled two journals. Every so often I dip into this well of inspiration and images, and this piece is the result of my most recent bout of yearning and remembering. It is based on a journal entry, a memory, of sitting in the uncharacteristically empty piazza after a day of rain watching the setting sun turning the sky violet, backlighting the filigree of the Campanile and Baptistry. The air was filled with swallows, their black silhouettes darting in and out of the arches of the bell tower as the first stars emerged in the twilight. I remember the smell of wet pavement, tobacco, and tuberose perfume, and I remember the fading violet sky.

19 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow this is absolutely gorgeous.
Wonderful creation. Unbelievable.

mixedmediamonday said...

Absolutely beautiful, Bronwyn! I'm so glad you came to play on Mixed Media Monday! Diane

Gillian said...

Beautifully created, you have captured the feeling well!

KardKrazy said...

Stunning piece!

vintage wil said...

oh oh wow this is
absolutely gorgeous !!!

Sija said...

Gorgeous artwork!

Em's Blog said...

wow.. beautiful work :o)

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous!

Kelly said...

beautiful! gorgeous colors!

deb said...

stunning work!

katrin said...

great piece of artwork!

jeanne winters said...

Really like your piece!!

Kris Dickinson said...

Stunningly beautiful piece! Welcome to MMM!

Beth said...

This is wonderful. It certainly offers a sense of place. Thank you so very much for sharing.

Diana Evans said...

what a cool effect...nice work!

Zuzu's Blog said...

beautiful soothing piece

Willy said...

Beautiful piece!

Charlie said...

Very beautiful piece. Thanks for explaining. It's lovely.

Venita said...

Love the work. It is a gorgeous piece.

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