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BEFORE—First, my “studio” gets relocated to the kitchen. Better light and easier access to water. Not to mention the all-weather inspirational view of the pond from my kitchen window!

AFTER—And after adding more dabs of greens and reds and ochre, I’m finally transported to Summer in Tuscany!

It’s April showers now, but I’m dreaming of summer. So I decided to return to my summer in Tuscany theme. Experimented with an acrylic palette on a narrow canvas. I like the thicker paint effect, but wish I had thought to include a “looser” watercolor effect in at least one area of this painting. Next time. . . .

Author: Bonnie Porter

Bonnie Porter is an artist who lived in Europe and now resides in Atlanta. A part-time art teacher who paints and creates with a love of color, line and composition, drawing on inspiration from everywhere.

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