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Available Sizes and Current Prices

45 x 33        2200
68 x 48        3700
85 x 58      18,000
price includes framing

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Prima che il sole

I spent a wonderful couple of weeks, based in a little villa tucked into a small vineyard in the heart of Tuscany. Everyone seems to think my trips are leisurely ones filled with enjoying the cuisine, wines, people and amazing scenery of the places I am fortunate to visit.... well they are, except for the leisurely part. 
My days are filled with many, many, many kilometers behind the wheel exploring and scouting for compositions. I passed this ruin many times over a couple of weeks, but just couldn't seem to make a composition work. I was on my way to another location when I passed it again at least an hour before sunrise. Now, the light in Italy has always struck me for its amazing quality. It's magical. I looked over at the ruin, as I drove past this Sunday morning, and was amazed at the blue haze that hung in the valley in the distance. I was about a kilometer down the dirt road when I decided to back up and take a good look at it. I stepped out of my little hatchback Lancia, and thought, "this might work." I found my viewpoint, set up the camera, focused and calculated the exposure. It would be eight minutes. I tripped the shutter and the low lying foliage very gently swayed, almost imperceptible in the cool predawn air. It was still an hour before sunrise and I had a shot in mind. I didn't want to waste the morning, so I only exposed one sheet of film and moved on. Just goes to show how wrong I can be. Here's to nice surprises and beautiful mornings in Italy!

How the art is finished


All pieces are limited editions and are only available framed. All materials are acid free, glazed, and sealed, under museum glass. The frames are made in Italy of olive wood. 

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