Oil on Panel
© Kelly Medford, 2012
Anyone who has visited Rome has most definitely been to the old neighborhood Trastevere. It's such a fabulous little neighborhood nestled in winding cobbled stoned streets just across the river. At night it's always bustling and I couldn't resist stopping in the middle of the street to paint while everyone was getting their shopping done before dinner.
Not being able to exactly see what I'm doing and it being a bit chilly to boot, added to the excitement of making this free little sketch. People didn't hesitate to stop and look over my shoulder, although they undoubtedly saw as little as I did and wondered what on earth I was try to accomplish here.
I do wish that these lights were hanging all year round, they give me a certain excited and nostalgic feel, knowing the differences between Europe and the U.S. You just can't recreate the feeling of this place, so rich, old and layed in it's feel and history. To have the opportunity to take a minute to stop and capture these moments is priceless to me and endless in enjoyment.
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