Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Florence Academy of Art




Most of you know that Faith and I are leaving soon for Florence, Italy. My main intent on this trip is to brush up on my drawing skills, but I'll be posting photos and some of the art I do if I'm not too busy drinking wine and eating gelato.

The classes I'm taking at the Florence Academy of Art are figure drawing in the realist atelier method using the human body as the model, some will be life drawing and some will be using plaster casts. This is a little intimidating considering I'm a large format painter and my style is very impressionistic. I will be drawing smaller than I'm used to and in charcoal (no color!) and very detailed, which is completely out of my comfort zone. Hopefully old dogs can learn new tricks.

Faith and I and my mom (3 generations) are staying in a palace - we all get to be princesses. I've posted some pictures of the apartment.

17 days and counting...







6 comments:

lc said...

Beautiful! Your site, the hotel... Hope you have a great artventure! (And I hope you don't get this three times.)

Lori said...

Love the Blog idea! I can't wait to see how the "Excellent Adventure" plays out, 17 days and counting... Just make sure that Don has a months worth of fishsticks and green jello. Also my offer to slip into one of your suitcases still stands, Faith won't need any toys with me around! :) Hugs, Lori

Varju said...

What a beautiful place! I am sure you will have a good time. Keep us posted!

Myra Blaker said...

Hope you have caught up with your sleep, and are acclimated to the environment by now, since it is the middle of Sunday night there, I assume. Tell your Mom not to spend too much money; seriously.

diane kukla said...

HI LAURA & FAITH & MOM.

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO FAITH. I

DEID CALL BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. THE

PALACE LOOKS WONDERFUL, HOPE YOUR ALL HAVING A GREAT TIME, I LOOK FORWARD TO MORE BLOGS.

LOVE, DIANE

diane kukla said...

what a wonderful opportunity!!

faith, i wish you a very belated, but heartfelt happy birthday. i am so sorry i missed calling you.

hope you are all having a wonderful
time. will keep checking the blog.

diane