Painting

All begins always with the first sign ... :-)

When I was writing something about my painting works, I remembered the "Trattato Della Pittura of Cennino Cennini" as a gift from my Painting Teacher, Adriano Bimbi. For me, the third chapter about the m'etier is the one that better exemplifies the permanent condition of many artists ...
Di Cennino Cennini, Trattato Della Pittura, 1437. Cap. III
Come principalmente si dee provvedere chi viene alla detta arte.
"Or dunque, voi che con animo gentile sete amadori di questa virtù, e principalmente all'arte venite, adornatevi prima di questo vestimento: cioè amore, timore, obbedienza, e perseveranza . E, quanto più tosto puoi, incomincia a metterti sotto la guida del maestro a imparare: quanto più tardi puoi, dal maestro ti parti. "
What to do in the beginning of the pursuit of art.
"Now then, you of noble mind, who are lovers of this good, come at once to art and adorn yourselves with this vesture, namely, love, reverence, obedience, and perseverance. And as soon as thou canst, begin to put thyself under the guidance of the master to learn, and delay as long as thou mayest thy parting from the master. "

[Translated from the Italian, with Notes on Mediaeval Art Methods by
Christiana J. Herringham, 1899]

1989. <i>Acrylics on canvas, 50 x 70 cm.</i> 1989. <i>Tempera on paper, 100 x 150 cm.</i> 1996. <i>Acrylics on paper, 50 x 100 cm.</i> 1986. <i>Collage and acrylics painting, 100 x 150cm.</i> 1989. <i>Tempera, 100 x 150 cm.</i> 1987. <i>Watercolors and crayon, 20 x 30 cm.</i> 1987. <i>Watercolors, 50 x 70 cm.</i> 1987. <i>Tempera on canvas, 110 x 230 cm.</i> 1998. Ink and acrylics on paper, ~30 x 30 cm.</i> 1999. <i>Ink and acrylics on paper, ~30 x 30 cm.</i> 1999. <i>Ink and acrylics on paper, 20 x 30 cm.</i> 1987. <i>Dry pigments with varnish on canvas, 100 x 150 cm.</i> 1997. <i>Collage and acrylics painting on paper, 50 x 70 cm.</i> 1999. <i>Acrylics painting on paper, 20 x 30 cm.</i> 1999. <i>Collage, ink and acrylic painting on paper, 20 x 30 cm.</i> 1989. <i>Acrylics painting on paper, 100 x 150 cm.</i> 1989. <i>Acrylics painting on paper, 100 x 150 cm.</i> 1987. <i>Acrylics painting on paper, 100 x 150 cm.</i> 1987. <i>Acrylics painting on paper, 100 x 150 cm.</i> 1996. <i>Acrylics painting on paper, 100 x 35 cm.</i> 1999. <i>Ink and acrylics on paper, 30 x 40 cm.</i> 1987. <i>Watercolors on Cansom paper, 20 x 30 cm.</i> 1996. <i>Ink and watercolors on Shoeller paper, A5.</i> 1996. <i>Watercolors on Cansom paper, 20 x 30 cm.</i> 1996. <i>Ink and watercolors on Canson paper, 20 x 30 cm.</i> 1987. <i>Watercolors on Shoeller paper, A5.</i> 1987. <i>Watercolors on Cansom paper, 20 x 30 cm.</i>