After 4 years of painting angels for the holidays, I’m mixing it up for 2019 with two painting subjects I absolutely love – doors and Italy!
Last Christmas in Rome, my artist-heart-brain was overwhelmed with all the incredible sights of the city decorated for the season. So many things I could paint! And will paint, but for my holiday series this year, I’ve chosen 4 different scenes of December-ed doorways – 3 in Rome, 1 in Florence – for new miniature paintings.
This first one stopped me in my tracks! The massively-overgrown summer ivy above this Campo di Fiori shop had been decked out in bright red poinsettias, holly berries and glittery icicles – the perfect holiday transformation. And as a Canadian used to the Christmas cold and not the Italian warmth, the open window above the shop makes me smile!
Three more miniatures await more paint, so stay tuned for more Doors Actually!
(Original now available for purchase here.)