Skip to content

Channelling Glamour In Portofino

On my first visit to Portofino, I walked up to Castello Brown above the harbour to see a photography exhibit, featuring many Hollywood stars of the 50s and 60s that had wined and dined in this beautiful Italian resort town. It was a bit surreal to see Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, and Audrey Hepburn lounging at the same cafe tables I had just passed.

And maybe I was star-struck after that exhibit, but on my return down to the town I was certain I spotted Ashton Kutcher lunching at a restaurant along Calata Marconi with his then-wife, Demi Moore. Sure, they were both wearing huge sunglasses and he had on a hat, but after two more non-stalker-like walk-by’s, I was sure it was them despite their paparazzi disguises. Portofino really was a star haven!

On my second visit to Portofino last year, I was ready for more star-gazing, but alas, I couldn’t find any, and believe me, I was looking! With no glamorous celebrities in sight, I instead decided to BE the glamorous celebrity and recreate that romantic Kutcher-Moore lunch with my husband at a fine Portofino restaurant. I wore the hat and he wore the huge sunglasses this time, but our Riviera glamour was just as electric!

This new miniature is based on a Portofino photo from my first visit… but without the Hollywood stars.  Let your imagination fill them in!

#165 – Calata Marconi, Portofino

2.5″ x 3.5″ ink and watercolour

 

Original available now on my Etsy Shop

2 replies »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Art We Wonderful on WordPress.com

My Etsy Shop

Logo

Upcoming Events

DONE FOR THE 2019 OUTDOOR SEASON!

Ive_been_doodlewashed_2
%d bloggers like this: