Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera.

It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages:

Monterosso al Mare,Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Ginette's painting plans for the next three weeks

June 26, 2015

I am so thrilled to get to paint the Cinque Terre. Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia (I am starting one of Corniglia tonight) and Monterosso al mare.


Childhood Portrait of Ginette at the Old House

June 05, 2015

Have I mentioned that I love to talk? Tell stories, especially from my childhood. It's a good thing I have to type it because otherwise my mouth would run away with me, but I am not the best typist. A few years ago I painted this little watercolor and ink and it sold to a dear lady who at that time lived and worked in Charleston South Carolina. I think she now lives in Mississippi. In this painting I sit on a little wooden bench at my grandparents place we called "The old House"! It was an old house but a good house because it was a real home. Cooking was done on gas and the gas was delivered in... Continue Reading →

Dear Vincent helped me with this one. I think!

May 08, 2015

I placed a few of my darling pink tea-roses, that just started to bloom, in a little vintage vase and painted this 24 by 18 inch oil.

The painting just flowed so easily out of my brushes and knife, this is not always so. Sometimes I struggle and nothing seems to want to go my way on canvas. So when a painting comes out so easily it is a wonderful feeling. I keep looking at it, so really beautiful.

New Painting on my Easel

May 03, 2015

Taj Mahal Oil Painting work in progress by Ginette Callaway