Rippling Light - Ponte Vecchio

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Mary Pettis

born 1953

Rippling Light - Ponte Vecchio

18 x 28 cms | 7 x 11 ins
Oil on linen

The aged patina of history is deeply embedded in the Ponte Vecchio! There are so many layers of shapes, textures and nuanced colors within these little earthy shops. What I truly loved this day, however, is that the bridge was primarily backlit against the glowing, opposite shore. Buildings at my side cast a bluish shadow through the foreground, as the sun skipped across the bridge’s jutting forms from left to right. What a beautiful melody to behold!


Finalist in the 2017-2018 ARC Salon - Landscape Category