These Italian Landscape Paintings were made on site in the Val D’Orcia region of Tuscany Italy. The artist uses only hand ground oil paint. Through the use of these oil colors King Hawkinson paints to capture the beauty of the region.
Quiet paths through the wheat fields and vineyards inspire the deep reflection. I hope these paintings help you remember your own sojourn in Italy, or your future dream to go there.
As a WNC native, King Hawkinson began painting in Europe years ago traveling to Europe for self guided painting trips. In addition to painting in Europe, these trips offered ideal opportunities to study the art of the world in the museums and courtyards of Florence, Rome and Sienna. Because of King Hawkinson’s love of the beauty of the area, the trips continue year after year. Therefore new Italian Landscapes are available every year.
The clarity and beauty of Italy demands the absolute best materials practices and best oil colors available. Because of this King Hawkinson chooses to use Blue Ridge Oil Colors by paint maker Eric Silver also based in the Asheville area of Western North Carolina.
The timeless beauty of the Tuscan life continues in the World UNESCO heritage site