The patina of Italy ~ Walls

I’ve returned from Italy with so many images I am overwhelmed with where to begin! I was so fascinated and inspired by the walls in Italy, all their depth, layers, textures, nuances. I loved the speckling of lichen, the scratches from industrial wear, the grooves and lines formed in their making, the weathering, the fading, chipping and peeling. Such a great design reference for color choices, patterns, textures! I couldn’t resist photographing the collection of scarves I brought back from Italy against a wall with a fabulous lichen patina. The lacy starry shapes perfectly emulated and complimented the delicate floral fringe, as ¬†well as the soft over dyed silk tones.

A thank you to my beautiful sister who introduced me to her Italy and helped me with these photos. I am using a ‘gallery setting’ on this blog post to upload many images at one time as I just have too may to choose from ~ the layout is not perfect, but ¬†just click on the images and they will run larger in a series, showing all the evocative nuances that have developed and layered over the centuries of their lifetime. I am too jet legged, delirious, inspired and sentimental to fiddle with it any longer. No doubt these walls will be surfacing in my paintings!

all photos copyright Heather Ross

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One thought on “The patina of Italy ~ Walls

  1. wonderful photos heather!!! so glad you had a great time and hope you get some rest and recover now! the photos are so “you” and many of them remind me of your paintings. sounds like italy was a dreamy wonderland. xo terri

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