“Valley Overlook,” Tuscany ©2019 Niki Gulley
10″ x 20″ textured oil painting
During our Tuscany Foodie Trek, we headed to the wine town of Montepulciano. Perched atop a giant hill with beautiful views of the surrounding vineyards below, I set up my easel at this breathtaking overlook while the rest of our group visited wineries or took a cooking class with a local chef at a nearby award-winning restaurant. The view of the valley below is gorgeous with miles of olive groves and vineyards stretching to the horizon. I chose to paint the vertical puzzle of rooftops and buildings stacked in the foreground with the lush valley stretching to infinity in the distance. You can see a sliver of the blue-domed duomo below set amid the rolling hills and perfectly planted rows about to be harvested. I hope you enjoy the morning escape to Tuscany!
After lunch, we visited a winery nearby to sample their Rossos, Vino Nobiles and the delicious sweet dessert wine, Vin Santo. Full from the local meats and cheeses and tasty red wines, we headed back to the villa for a quiet night of relaxing and soaking in the evening scenery.
If you’re interested in joining us on one of our upcoming Art Treks or Foodie Treks to Scotland, Tuscany, Venice, Greece or Iceland, please let us know. Spaces fill up quickly!
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2019
Venice Carnivalé – Feb. 2020
Greece – May 2020
Iceland – Sept. 2020
Foodie Trek – Tuscany – Oct. 2020
For more information on upcoming Art Treks, please visit http://www.ArtTreks.org.