I rented an apartment on AirBNB in Rome with a partial view of Castel Sant’Angelo, an ancient structure later used as a fortress by the Popes. The view was very partial, you could really only see it by peering over the neighbor’s patio through some kind of spiky screen covered in plastic vines. To get around that for the painting, I stood on the rickety metal steps to the roof with my easel in a planter box, on top of the crusty remains of departed flowers. In gale force winds, but I didn’t blow off.
A scene of fog out the front window.
I started this 4×4 painting last winter, but it got messed up and didn’t dry fast enough, so I did another version in purple.
The 4×4 went into a stack of unfinished work. I found it the the other day and it seemed like a fun project to finish it.