Daily Sketch coming to you every day for the next year
We have got used to seeing a Daily Image on this site as a new image has been posted on the net every single day for the past seven years but this week we start a new experiment with the artist Richard Clare who will be posted on a daily basis for the next twelve months, a Daily Sketch.
Richard has often appeared on these pages since he moved to Barga with his family nearly a decade ago – In 2002 English landscape artist Richard Clare and his family came to Barga just for a holiday, but the magical beauty of Barga seduced them into buying a property here. Richard can often be seen wandering around Barga’s alleyways with his box of paints, sketching and painting plein-air. complete article with many images of his very colourful landscapes can be seen here
Since then he has tried painting in the dark in Barga Vecchia making use of just the ambient street lighting (article here) and opening one of the smallest galleries in the city, only 7 metres long and not even two metres wide – in fact if you stood in the middle with outstretched arms it was possible to touch both walls but size had little importance when it came to quality and high quality there was to be found there (article here)
Award-winning landscape artist Richard Clare is known for his colourful and dynamic paintings of the northern landscape of England, and more recently of Tuscany (Barga) where he lives most of the time. Making most of the hot climate, Richard paints plein-air. For his moorland inspired works, he goes back several times a year to his studio in Delph, on the edge of the English Pennines, creating his vibrant paintings from memory or sketches (never photographs), using vibrant colours which are not normally associated with the British landscape. Richard has gained a reputation for high quality, exciting and dynamic paintings. He has received media attention in national magazines and his artworks are included in many private collections throughout Britain and more recently in France, Italy, Spain, China, USA and Australia.- his main site is here
This afternoon he started the first of his sketches outside of Aristo’s bar, the unofficial cultural centre of Barga.
Readers of giornaledibarganews now can sit back and watch for the next twelve months how this project evolves.