2021 in Pisticci….5 years ago in Potenza..

I don’t know who organised it , but I just turned up with a couple of local artists and was given a big panel to paint on.

I wonder if it’s still there.

There were about 8 of us and it was a bit of an honour to be part of the group as Potenza is the biggest city in Basilicata. ( unless you count Matera , 60,000 people ) then it is the only city .

We completed the paintings in one day. They were all completely different subjects. As I was not used to painting outdoors with others and it was quite a big space to fill I decided that a painting of Pisticci would represent my style and if it just happened to be my house that I painted then that would be even better.

I remember enjoying the experience very much. The finished painting was fine. Another day and I could have improved it, but it was good enough.

Today, 5 years later I spent the day painting a vase of flowers for a friend and then more or less finishing a small triple portrait. The first of 3 due to be finished this week.

Aaargh…. by Thursday. I thought I had until Friday. ( just checked diary)

Back to bench painting tomorrow morning unless it rains.( If it rains I will have more portrait painting time ..not that I am wishing for rain …much! )

I think it’s the feste of the latest saint I painted tonight. I could go and see what is happening , but more likely I won’t. There was a midnight procession with candles one year. Not sure what can be done this time. No way am I going out at midnight. Got to work tomorrow.

So wine time now. Cheers 🍷🍷

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