Artist residence in Italy at La Macina di San Cresci 2019

The Colours of Tuscany


This is an excerpt of my experience at La Macina the artists residency .

Pastel Painting on Fabriano 300gsm Paper.
Montifioralle the 12 Century village on the Chianti hillside.
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I have been totally absorbed in the countryside here in San Cresci and the surrounding villages of Greve and Montefioralle.The beautiful light that changes in the early morning with the hour to produce many magical moments.The rolling hills, the delicious food the wonderful friendly people,the history, it is so encompassing.

I could just continue to produce paintings every day, it is so inspiring. I would like to return and paint more en plain air in the Chianti Region.

Coming to La Macina in Chianti Toscana has been a fabulous experience.

San Cresci in Chianti and La Macina has found a place in our hearts with so many new experiences and opportunities to be creative we must return one day. Our hosts Mimma and Duccio, are dedicated to us having a wonderful experience and I would like to thank them sincerely for everything they offer and for including us in the family of La Macina di San Cresci. Thankyou and arrividerci …Until we meet again .

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Rooftop View of La Macina the Monastery .oil on Fabriano paper

Gwendolin Lewis

Several Pastel and Oil studies on Fabriano 300gsm paper

Montifioralle the 12th C.Village has been a facination for me and the views from the window have been a total inspiration.I have made a number of pictures from the studio door and some by painting en plein air.The light on the village buildings changes throughout the day and it is such a picture.Travelling has restricted my materials to working on prepared Fabriano paper and sanded pastel paper in mostly  A3 size.
Chianti Sunrise from La Macina the monastery.

Gwendolin Lewis

Chianti Sunrise. Soft Pastel on Prepared Fabriano paper. 32 X 24

Early Morning in the Olive Groves …Soft Pastel on prepared Fabriano paper 32 X 48

Gwendolin Lewis

Olive groves in Summer
iN THE HEAT OF THE DAY 34 X 4 46
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN 32 X 48
THE SLOW ROAD LA MACINA IN SAN CRESCI 32 X 48
Water soluble oil on 300gsm Fabriano paper
EARLY LIGHT IN THE OLIVE GROVES 32 X 24
The Tuscan hillside
The Aperol Spritz
The Artists Slow Road

Gwendolin Lewis

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