Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Thunder in Tuscany and 1000 Years of Prayer - Nancy Medina Art Classes and Workshops

Thunder Red Geraniums
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Linen

Class Demonstration, Tuscany, Italy

Thunder rolled across the Tuscan hills last night, blasting light in bolts that shook the ground and threw out the power for a short time during our dinner hour at San Fedele in the Chianti region of Italy. We grabbed our wine glasses, cameras, and other valuables from tables on terraces overlooking vineyards and ran into the chapel to escape a drenching rain. As black clouds moved quickly across hills that had seen the boots of the Gestapo, the soft tread of monks, and the footprints of local farmers, it seemed only fitting to find sanctuary in a place where prayer had been given for 999 years.

The view from my window

Salute from Tuscany!

The classroom models
take a bow!
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