A couple of weeks ago, I visited Italy for the first time. It totally lived up to the hype. For me, gelato was perhaps the most magical discovery and a very compelling reason to return many more times.
My husband and I spent some time by Lake Como and then went south into Milan. During our time in the north of the country, the weather was absolutely beautiful. But by the time we arrived in the city, well, you guessed it: The skies opened and it rained. Oh boy, did it rain. Hailstones and all. And if you follow my artwork and my web site, then you know that this is an ongoing theme for me: Whenever I visit a city, it rains.
This is not a complaint. In fact, I’m starting to think that maybe I possess some sort of meteorological clout: The power to create rain-slicked roads with fantastic reflections and cool play of light!
This piece, Standoff, is my first new work inspired by our trip to Italy. I caught this along Via Dante in the “see and be seen” shopping district of the city. What total fun this piece was. It’s the first of what will no doubt be a series of rain-themed works. And that suits me just perfectly. You can get a better look at this piece in the Portfolio section of my web site. Enjoy!