I went on a painting trip this September 2011 to Baratti Italy. The weather was great the whole trip and much painting was done in this wonderful Italian landscape from sunrise to sunset.
Sunrise in Baratti
I went and painted at an archaeological dig site where they were digging up 900 year old skeletons.. I felt a bit like Indiana Jones while painting there 😉
The lady I was painting..
They also found there a skeleton that have have been buried as a witch. Her skeleton revealed that she was about 25-30 years old at the time of her death. She was likely buried directly in the ground without any casket, but additional details reveal a rather aggressive burial treatment for this woman. Seven curved nails, each about 4cm long, were found in her mouth. In addition, 13 more nails were found in an outline around her body, which the archaeologists suggest reflect her being nailed to the ground by her clothing.
You never know what you’ll come across when you are out plein air painting.. like this guy with his wet suit and harpoon.. when he came out he had a bunch of octopus in a net around his waist.. tentacles wrapping around his legs..
He caught 8!
Painting the sunset.
It was a gorgeous sunset!