Painted from a photo I took while at the monastery in Assisi, Italy. Saint Francis of Assisi is the co-patron Saint of Italy and became associated with patronage of animals and the natural environment. It was interesting to hear the account of his story and transformation from a wealthy young man to denying his lavish lifestyle and joining the monastery.
I'm not sure what it was, but something just drew me to the image of these two trees and lamp post. Maybe it's their camaraderie, or their contentment just staring out over the olive orchard there.
5" x 7" oil on primed canvas paper.