Orvieto, Italy

This portfolio is of paintings (both acrylic and oil) painted from photographs which I took during my stay there. I attended an art workshop (Adventures in Italy) with artist, Jill Berry. It was a magical place and I hope to record 10 or 12 of my favorite images from Orvieto.

Cathedral View from the Via Duomo
San Lodovico Convent Garden
Around the Corner
In the Shadows
The "Rock" at Sunset
Bistro Garden
Chingali in the Window
Conflux - Up or Down?
Flower Market
Water Spigot at Sunset
Market Day - Flowers
Market Day - Vegetables
View from the Palazzone Vineyard
Via G. Michelangeli - View 2
Via G. Michelangeli - View 1
Umbrian Farmhouse
View from the City Wall
Tufa Rock Buildings
Tree above the Street
Palazzo del Capitan del Popolo Window
Porta Romana (1822)
View from Orvieto
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Cathedral View from the Via Duomo

Cathedral View from the Via Duomo

The cathedral of Orvieto, Italy, as seen from the street leading to the piazza.

24"H x 18"W x 1"D

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San Lodovico Convent Garden

San Lodovico Convent Garden

I stayed at the Instituo San Lodovico which is now a bed and breakfast run by two nuns. The building has sections dating back to the 1200s and is a peaceful retreat. This is the upper garden.

22"H x 18"W x 1"D

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Around the Corner

Around the Corner

This is a typical downtown street scene in Orvieto. The streets are narrow and sometimes the buildings connect over the street.

23"H x 18"W x 1"D

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In the Shadows

In the Shadows

This is a typical street with tourists checking out the shops. The buildings had charming little balconies, often filled with flowers.

16"H x 12"W x 1"D

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The "Rock" at Sunset

The "Rock" at Sunset

Orvieto, at sunset, from "off the rock". You can see the Cathedral and most of the town. It has been inhabited for over 3000 years.

12"H x 35"W x 1"D

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Bistro Garden

Bistro Garden

A wonderful little courtyard which was empty in the morning, but full of life in the evening.

18"H x 14"W x 1"D

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Chingali in the Window

Chingali in the Window

I was fascinated by the shop window with the wild boar head, wines, meats and cheeses. And chingali (wild boar) was the only meat that I had the week I was there.

12"H x 12"W x 1"D

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Conflux - Up or Down?

Conflux - Up or Down?

The streets of Orvieto are narrow and used by both pedestrians, automobiles, and cyclists. The central building is interesting since on one side the street goes down, while on the other side it goes up!

16"H x 20"W x 1"D

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Flower Market

Flower Market

On Market Day the vendors bring their trucks up onto the "Rock" to sell their wares. This was a wonderful display of floral color

36"H x 24"W x 2"D

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Water Spigot at Sunset

Water Spigot at Sunset

This work of art was a simple water spigot in use on the street. It glowed golden at sunset.

7"H x 5"W x 1"D

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Market Day - Flowers

Market Day - Flowers

This was a small and simple flower stall.

8"H x 8"W x 1"D

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Market Day - Vegetables

Market Day - Vegetables

The colors of the fruits and vegetables.

8"H x 8"W x 1"D

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View from the Palazzone Vineyard

View from the Palazzone Vineyard

This lovely view shows the Umbrian countryside from the Palazzone Vineyard where I enjoyed a lovely evening drinking their wonderful wine.

10"H x 8"W x 1"D

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Via G. Michelangeli - View 2

Via G. Michelangeli - View 2

This is a marvelous little street where the Michelangeli Studios and shop is located. They have wonderful wooden creations--marionettes, benches, horses--you can see many of them along the street.

8"H x 20"W x 1"D

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Via G. Michelangeli - View 1

Via G. Michelangeli - View 1

The wonderful wooden carvings of the Michelangeli Studios can be seen over the doorway and on the benches and horses along the street.

8"H x 20"W x 1"D

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Umbrian Farmhouse

Umbrian Farmhouse

This stone farmhouse is surrounded by a sea of flowers--lots of beauty in the countryside.

14"H x 16"W x 1"D

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View from the City Wall

View from the City Wall

This large painting is from an overlook on the city wall. The countryside is full of small farms and vineyards.

48"H x 48"W x 1"D

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Tufa Rock Buildings

Tufa Rock Buildings

Most of the buildings in Orvieto are made using the tufa stone of the mesa on which it is built. There are tunnels under the current town where you can see rooms from previous centuries of occupation.

20"H x 16"W x 1"D

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Tree above the Street

Tree above the Street

I was fascinated by the very large trees which looked as though they were manicured into shape--no branches out of place.

14"H x 11"W x 1"D

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Palazzo del Capitan del Popolo Window

Palazzo del Capitan del Popolo Window

This lovely window reflected an almost turquoise sky.

12"H x 12"W x 1"D

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Porta Romana (1822)

Porta Romana (1822)

The old city gate which was below the convent where I stayed. One morning we stood on the wall above the gate to paint. We could only see the top of the gate.

8"H x 20"W x 1"D

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View from Orvieto

View from Orvieto

Acrylic painting of the Umbria countryside from Orvieto.

18"H x 24"W

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