Sunday, February 21, 2010

Going to Rome!

I just found out I have received a Presidential Fellowship from SCAD to paint in Rome this June. I am thrilled! It is a dream come true. My proposal is to paint the Italian Culinary Experience from Garden to Table. I definitely want to paint the garden at the Academia of Rome but also study the works of Giovanna Garzoni and still life painter from the 1650s and one of the first women painter in Italy. I will be painting in watercolors and oils and the subject matter will be varied but have something to do with the uniquely Italian culture of food. After Rome I will head up to teach my painting workshops. Maybe I will finally be able to speak some Italian aft this summer. I cannot seem to get enough of Italy.

6 comments:

marissa said...

Linda, congratulations! I just found your blog five minutes ago (literally), and have already devoured much of it. I love your work and the tone of your blog. I can't wait to see what you do come June!

Linda Warner Constantino said...

thanks,
My head is spinning. It is a dream come true for me.
I just love Italy!

Lisa Daria said...

Wow, this is great - congratulations - so happy for you and I don't even know you!!! I'll keep an eye on your blog - hopefully you'll be posting while in Italy so we can do some vicarious Italian living! Congratulations again!

Linda Warner Constantino said...

Lisa,
Thank you. I will try to keep the blog going during my stay. I will be teaching during the latter part but definitely in Rome I hope to keep up with the blog since I shamefully admit to having wifi in my hotel room.
I leave June 4 and I am staying right near the Pantheon. I am psyched.
By the way I peeked at your blog. I like your about me section and your lovely little paintings with a very strong color sense.

Charla Pettingill said...

How exciting, Linda!!

I can't wait to see the work you do while there! Such a great opportunity...

jeancauthen said...

Hi Linda,
I will also be in Rome in June (13-18). I leave to teach a workshop in the Chianti region.
Let me know if you'd like to paint together in Roma? I am staying near Piazza Navonna,
Jean Cauthen
www.jeancauthen.blogspot.com