Agostino Veroni demonstrates his style of plein air oil painting to students in the olive grove. Please see the finished painting below.

Agostino Veroni demonstrates his style of plein air oil painting to students in the olive grove. Please see the finished painting below.

Agostino Veroni has painted for us three days now, one painting a day. The first was of sunflowers in the Tuscan landscape, the second one of a poppy field, and the third of the olive grove. Friday’s will be of the stone façade of his studio that adjoins the portion of villa where our group is staying.

I am here with my oil painting students from Hawaii in the hills above Lamporecchio. We watch the master paint in the morning, and in the afternoon we paint our own canvases. We’re learning his efficient, time-saving technique, as we communicate with the help of Julia, our delightful interpreter.

My photo album today shows our painting experience.

Veroni and "Padaveri in Toscana"

Veroni and “Padaveri in Toscana”

Detail of the oil painting of flowers in Toscana by Agostino Veroni

Detail of an oil painting of flowers in Toscana by Agostino Veroni

The artist made this painting as a demonstration for students in 2-1/2 hours, from start to finish

The artist made this painting as a demonstration for students in 2-1/2 hours, from start to finish

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