These two paintings are among the rare ones I’ve kept in my personal collection. Both were done from photos taken on a trip to Italy in 2005 with my husband. Both include a self-portrait.
Here is me hanging out with the old, tired, resident dog (who must by this time be long gone…I wonder if a new dog lives there now?) at the Hotel Sant’Angelo on the beautiful island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples:
We spent a lot of time walking the steep hills of that little island, all the way down to this little inlet with natural boiling hot springs, and all the way back up along narrow winding roads with impenetrable walls of foliage and tall fences that come right up against the road. It’s a very vertical place, full of salty breeze.
And here is me with my husband outside the train station, having just arrived in Venice, looking out at the Grand Canal, sun gleaming everywhere.