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Forza Italia

Watching the news coming out of Italy is heart-wrenching and surreal.

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I’m deeply in love with Italy. I have painted scenes of Italy over 150 times and now more than ever it’s the only thing I want to paint. I don’t know if this sends any kind of positive vibrations across the ocean, but I’m going to trust in the Butterfly Effect for the time being!

Sending strength and love once more with this latest miniature, “The Leaning Tower of Burano”. This bell tower is attached to the San Martino church on the island of Burano, just off the Venetian coast. It started to tilt almost immediately after it was built in the 1700’s. Over the centuries, it has withstood hurricanes, earthquakes and violent storms, and gets regularly refurbished to withstand the next climate challenge.

Il Campanile Storto (“The Bell Tower Askew”) is a symbol of resilience and faith, two characteristics that will help Italy weather this current storm. Forza Italia!

The Leaning Tower of Burano

3.5″ x 2.88″ ink and watercolour


(To acquire this original artwork, click here.)

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  1. We had to cancel our trip, this is hopefully not the only time I will see this lovely tower. Here is to the healing of all those thousands who are infected and will be infected. Here is to Italy, may you recover fast! I will miss you dearly in June, maybe by September? Thank you Marion. I so love your work.

    • Hi, Stephanie! I was wondering if you were going to cancel. We are holding on for a bit until we decide about July. May we all return to normal and to Italy as quickly as we can. Thanks for your continuing support (it means a lot!) and stay safe!

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