Genova, Italy V, Italian Landscape Painting


Genova, Italy V



It started raining when I was walking down on Via Balbi toward the old section of Genova (or Genoa).  Wondering whether I should look for shelter to wait it out, I heard "Prego" and found an old man gesturing to usher me in.  I didn't realize I was in front of the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato and the gentleman was a gatekeeper.

I thought I would be a fool not to stop there to avoid getting wet, and I was also tempted to see the inside of this Baroque-style cathedral.  But I was in a hurry that day so I declined his kind invitation and walked on.  After a very enjoyable afternoon in the old town, I passed by the Basilica Annunziata again.  Hoping to find the gatekeeper still there to keep the door open for visitors, I was out of luck.... Batti il ferro quando è caldo (Strike when the iron is hot).  A lesson learned.

  This is how I started this painting.

Genova, Italy V


Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 11.5 x 8.25 in. (on 12 x 9 in. paper)
Mat/Frame: No
Purchase: Sold


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