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Kelly Medford
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still using a half box french easel.
still using a half box french easel.

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One of my favorite hidden gems of Rome is the Protestant Cemetery. The director of the cemetery so generously grants me permission to paint there on occassion. If you are ever in Rome I hope that you will stop by to visit this secret garden that is also the resting place to many famous people such as the poets Keats and Shelley.

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Quiet Moments & A Hidden Gem in Rome: Il Cimitero Acattolico
One of my favorite little hidden gems in Rome is called The Cimitero Acattolico (or non-Catholic cemetery). It is a work of art in itself and so well curated and maintained. Each grave stone is unique: some with elaborately carved statues, some with just sm...

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Today's blog post is about my recent painting trip to Naples where I painted for an upcoming comprehensive guide to the city. What a great project and I cannot wait to get my hands on the book to better know and understand this beloved city myself.

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The Many Faces of Vesuvius: Painting Views in Naples
 I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Napoli Unplugged to paint a series of paintings for their upcoming comprehensive guide to the city on the bay. The idea was first and foremost to get a sweeping view of the bay, Vesuvius, the color of the ...

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Learning Something New: The Importance of Growth, Play and Experimentation as an Artist
As an artist there is nothing more essential to our creativity and growth then to continually be learning, experimenting and exploring. But what is the best way to do this when by the nature of what we do is solitary? My answer to this question is to once a...

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After living in Rome for the past 4 years, I sometimes forget that I lived in Tuscany for 6 years before that!
It's always a treat to go back and paint the light, colors, cypress trees and rooftops of Tuscany.
This painting is from Fiesole, once an Etruscan hill town just above Florence.

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Everyone Loves Tuscany!
Who doesn't love Tuscany? And what's not to love? Living in Rome since 2010, I almost forget sometimes that I lived in Tuscany for 6 years . But when I go back, I remember instantly! The light, those pinks and blues, only in Tuscany. Via San Francesco, Fies...

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Orvieto: Stellar Umbrian Views
Orvieto is one of many gorgeous Umbrian hilltop towns. But I swear, Orvieto is different, special and lively. You can just feel it in the air. The people who live here take impeccable care of their city and it's not a big place, so everyone knows and is kee...
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