Gran Sasso Painting

£200.00

Image size: 225 x 300 mm

We were travelling around the region of Abruzzo for a painting commission.

Driving through the Gran Sasso National Park we came across a plain of purple crocuses popping up through the snow. I stopped to do a sketchbook watercolour.

Back in the studio I did two larger watercolours. This 12” x 9” and a much bigger one 23” x 23”.

Description

Gran Sasso National Park

Gran Sasso Painting from Gran Sasso Italy, is the highest mountain in the Apennines, and the second-highest mountain in Italy outside the Alps. The mountain lies within Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

Sketching in Abruzzo

We were travelling around the region of Abruzzo for a painting commission.

Driving through the Gran Sasso National Park we came across a plain of purple crocuses popping up through the snow. I stopped to do a sketchbook watercolour of the stunning Landscape. This is added to our grand collection of Paintings of Italy

including the Gran Sasso Painting.

Back in the studio I did two larger watercolours. This Gran Sasso Painting is 12” x 9” and a much bigger one 23” x 23”.

Shop for Gran Sasso Abruzzo Art, Original framed Art from Alan Reed Gallery online at www.alanreed.com

Traditions, History and Art in Abruzzo

This elegant town receives us with style in the beautiful Piazza Orsini, framed by a series of large monuments. The Palazzo Civico, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, its imposing bulk relieved by the soaring bell tower. The stately portico of the Palazzo Vescovile (Bishop’s Palace) and the characteristic Fontana dei Due Leoni.
Of great visual impact, as well as of considerable historical and artistic interest, is the Castello Della Monica, a nineteenth-century reconstruction of a medieval building.
Province of Abruzzo
The province of Teramo is a banquet of delights. Starting with Silvi, a small seaside town, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” for its beautiful silver sand beaches and a sea so crystalline you can see right to the seabed.
If you’re visiting Silvi in July, don’t miss the Crafts of Yesteryear Fair. The streets of the town appear to have turned back the clock and are full of figures and customs borrowed from history.
Close by is the famous seaside resort of Pineto, its name deriving from the pine forest beside the shore. Pineto beaches have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag. A popular tourist attraction are Abruzzo’s coastal towers. Pineto’s beautiful Torre di Cerrano, one of the best preserved, is now a centre for marine biology.
Nearby is the charming town of Colonnella, much admired by writer Ennio Flaiano. The prominent clock tower and the church of Santi Cipriano e Giustina are featured on every postcard of the town. Very impressive is the long stairway built in the 1900s, which connects via Roma to Piazza del Popolo and gives the profile of Colonnella volume and movement.
Vineyards of Abruzzo
Just seven kilometres away is the town of Controguerra, known for its vineyards and famed wine production. The medieval buildings gather around the 12th-century Castle with its great tower. The Palazzo Comunale (town hall) holds a collection of interesting archaeological finds.
There are many ways to get to know an area, but agritourism accommodation offers the full experience in the most genuine way. Focussing on the scents, tastes and traditions of the area the many agritourisms in the province of Teramo will be delighted to make your stay a way of getting acquainted. Famous for offering typical local dishes, from cardoons in broth to the delicious bocconotti pastries. These are stars of a cuisine once described as “poor”, but today, synonymous with excellence and quality.
Visit the Abruzzo National Park to experience the snow peaked the Apennines stopping off at a refugio on the way for a hearty bite to eat. This is where I got inspiration to sketch resulting in my Gran Sasso Painting for sale from Alan Reed Gallery.

Additional information

Dimensions 300 × 225 cm

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