|Travelers Jim and his wife Cathy|
|After the rain shower in Montone|
|Truffle hunter Napo|
|Sergio and Napo|
Traveler Jim M.'s Journal Story:
Il Capitano invited everyone on the bus to his birthday party at a villa near Montone. Some folks declined and went back to their rooms, but many of us decided to go to the party. After all, how often do you get invited to a party at a villa? In Italy? For Cathy and me, it was a first.
|The Italians got out on the dance floor after the can-can girls "warmed it up"|
As we headed for the villa, Giorgio decided that the last part of the road to the villa was appropriate for the bus, so we ended up walking the last quarter mile to the villa. Nicole had a headlamp in her backpack, so she led the way. Not to be ungrateful, but who carries a headlamp on a tour to Europe? The answer, of course, is someone who is prepared.
|The Captain was overwhelmed by the can-can girls performance.|
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|View from the bus headed back to Montone.|
This is the photo of Jim M.'s that I will be working from.
Travelers Painting "Hill Town": The reason I pick this photo of Jim's to paint was, I didn't think I could do the Can- Can dancers justice in a few hours. With what I'm trying to do on the Special Edition of the Artist and Traveler is to do a simulation of painting as if I were there( plein air style of painting). And as much as I like Can- Cans, - oh well, on to the Hill town on Montone.
|The sketch on the canvas to start the painting.|
|Done. I got caught up in the painting and didn't take a lot of pictures.|