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Painting of the Week: “A Hill in Umbria”



“Just outside of Orvieto, Italy, in the middle of the Umbrian countryside, you can see many views like this. The rolling hills covered in vines, one spilling into the next; beautiful stone farms dotting the landscape; and then entire cobbled villages, as if from a storybook. So much beauty to take in — and such great wine readily available to aid you in your enjoyment of all this grandeur. The best part is that the wine you’re drinking came from the land upon which you’re gazing.

“In this image, it’s the table that interests me most. When this photo was taken, there was nothing on the table, but the scene begged for people, for someone to please enjoy this beautiful vista already! So I added the wine and glass to imply someone is there — maybe several someones. It’s hard to say: This could be a wonderful spot to sit and seek inspiration, contemplation or just listen to the birds sing all by yourself. It might be lovely if company was on the way, or maybe is already there, just out of view. The importance is on you, the viewer: It’s your bottle of wine and your glass. Fill in the rest of the story as you like. This piece is about enjoying the moment, soaking in the view, enjoying the company you’re with, even — or maybe especially — if that company is simply your own.

“For me, the story of this place is deeply personal. It happens to be a stone’s throw from where my love proposed to me. He picked a place he knew I loved and made it even that much more magical to me. That’s my story; now, I invite you to create your own. Cheers to life’s moments!”

“A Hill in Umbria”

Size: 12 x 18
Medium: Painted-over photograph/mixed media
Price: SOLD — but Stephanie can repaint on commission in any size (click here to inquire)

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Painting of the Week: “I Can See You Coming”



“Barns are a part of the landscape here in Michigan — a part by which I am very inspired and intrigued. The single vineyard is also something you see much of, due to a flatter landscape and the vineyards’ spaced out nature. The most striking thing to me about the Michigan landscapes are the trees, always layers upon layers of trees. This piece is a combination of all these things that are so quintessentially Michigan. In the foreground, I had a ton of fun abstracting the wildflowers, grasses and fields often found on farmland, and the fence invites you to walk into the painting. It’s a celebration of the best of Michigan. From the barn, they can see you coming into the painting through the fence, thus the name, ‘I Can See You Coming.’ The color choice is about the many, many shades of green you will find on the Michigan wine trail.”

“I Can See You Coming”
Size: 24 x 24
Medium: Mixed media
Price: $450

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