Coliseum at night


Our apartment was only a five minute walk from this spectacle. After dinner, we often walked here to marvel, yet again, at the sight. There were always one or two spray paint artists, wearing respirators, surrounded by a couple dozen cans of aerosol cans, deftly wielding stencils, spraying away. In 5 or 10 minutes selling their finished painting.
I don’t paint quite that quickly!

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Creative projects and paintings:

Roman Coliseum,

This was fun to paint, once I got the proportions right. I sat across the street in a tiny park area with a few benches to do the drawing. The painting I did back at our apartment where I had more room to spread out mixing these colors, not to copy the color of the Coliseum, bit to evoke it's age and solidity, surviving the eons of plunder.

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Creative projects and paintings:

Lovely Gate

This wrought iron gate is along the long stair climb up to San Pietro in Vincoli, St. Peter in Chains. Besides the chains, the church has the impressive Michelangelo statue of a massive seated Moses with the 10 commandments tucked under his arms.

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Piazza Navonna

This is a suggestion of Berninni’s baroque fountain of the four rivers: Nile, Ganges, Danube, and Rio de la Plata. The rivers represent the four parts of the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas respectively.

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