Saturday, May 20, 2017

Val D'Orcia in the making

I have a painting underway of Val D'Orcia, this wonderful region in southern Tuscany stretches across the province of Siena to its north and reaches Grosseto to the west. 

The Val d'Orcia is a valley crossed by the Orcia river, from which the valley derives its name.

When you vision Tuscany and you see rolling green hills with a lone cypress at the top or gentle yellow covered hills with rolls of haystacks spread across the fields, you are picturing the breathtaking landscapes of the Val d'Orcia valley in southern Tuscany.

We were fortunate to vacation at my father family side in Siena, staying with my cousins in their home, acted as our home base as we traveled throughout Tuscany.