Painting in Montepulciano
Monica and I (or the collective Lost Paradigm) were asked to show one of our works at Il Colle degli Olivi jazz and gastronomy festival held every June in Rigomagno, a small top hill medieval village in the province of Siena. In the midst of the preparation for Studio Italia, just before the arrival of our group of artists, we went to Montepulciano to paint the charming Chiesa di Sant’ Agnese located at the foot of the city. As usual, we gave ourselves a limit of 45 minutes to paint our nearly six by six feet canvas. Why such a short time? Simply to let go; to “trust the process” and capture the essence of the place. When we start to think too much, the end result may not be successful. Our four hands worked feverishly and finally the painting was hung in Rigomagno. Everyone was surprised by the original result, authenticity being the first criteria of art!