"Sour Milk Gill" Oil Painting by James Swanson

"Sour Milk Gill" Oil Painting by James Swanson
"Sour Milk Gill" From the award winning painting series.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Room With A View.

By James Swanson / Traveler Jim M.
10"x 8" oil on canvas
See the paintings journey.

Welcome to Day Two of this 14 day Travel paint special edition of the Artist and the Traveler. This special project needs an special guest, meet our guide Traveler Jim M.
Travelers Jim and Cathy.
In 2007 Jim and his wife took a 14 day trip to Northern Italy following the trail of PBS travel show host Rick Steves Italian journey.
Beautiful architecture everywhere you lookOn Day two Traveler Jim's group moved from Venice on to Padua for the day.
Padua's historic town hall, Palazzo della Ragione
Traveler Jim M. travel journalThere are many trains from Venice to Padua, some stop in each small station, and others express to Padua or even farther.  Local trains take 20 or so minutes longer and stop a few times.  It doesn’t matter which train you take as long as it stops in Padua. 
 We decided to take a local train because it left at a convenient time and we were in no particular hurry.  Since we weren’t sure how far it was from the train station to our hotel, we took a cab.  It was a good choice, since lugging our bags across Padua would not have added much to the experience!  To read more of Jim's trip go to his trips web site.
View of St. Anthonys from our hotel room
View of St. Anthony's from our hotel room.
This is the photo of Jim's that I will be working with to make the painting.

Artist and Traveler Painting "Padua" The Artist is going to try and paint 14 different paintings for Jim's Northern Italy trip. To be able to do this I will paint them in the style of painting called Plein air (as if I were standing right there with Jim)  And I will be painting fast and small to be able to accomplish this 14 day painting journey. Let's get going, lots to see.
The beginning of the painting.


Details from the painting.  
Framed and ready to go.
By James Swanson / Traveler Jim M.
10"x 8" oil on canvas
That was a nice view from Jim and Cathy's room window, don't you think. Thanks again to our guides on this tour.

This is day Two, of this 14 day painting journey of Northern Italy, here is the link to see the rest Venice.

Or go to The Artist and the Traveler.org to see them, and many more place and stories. New Travelers and stories are always welcome too! Until next time, Ciao!

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