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3.000 x 5.000 inches
This original painting is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the Fine Art America secure checkout system. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about purchasing this original.
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Beverley Harper Tinsley
Painting - Watercolor And Graphite
Bella Vita or Good Life
This is a miniature painting of a simple pleasure, an affordable bottle of wine from Montepulciano in Tuscany Italy, near Siena, bearing the label Bella Vita. The importers describe it as a rich, old-vine Montepulciano from Abruzzo. On a cold and snowy Colorado day, what could be more delightful than a glass of red wine at home with my family, and my memories of travels in Italy and a visit to Montepulciano. My stay there was brief, and as it was a Sunday, there was little to do in this small town but visit a local wine cellar for a tasting. The generous, elderly proprietor directed us to a table filled with bottles in the cool cellar, with the words help yourself, more or less, and we stumbled away happily an hour or so later toting several bottles we would then drag along on the train the rest of our trip. It was well worth the extra effort for both the wine and the memory.
Montepulciano, is built along a narrow limestone ridge and, at 605 m (1,950 ft) above sea level. The town is encircled by walls and fortifications designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder in 1511 for Cosimo I. Inside the walls the streets are crammed with Renaissance-style palazzi and churches, but the town is chiefly known for its good local Vino Nobile wines. a long, winding street called the Corso climbs up into the main square, which crowns the summit of the hill.
Just like Bella Vita wine itself, this original painting is priced so anybody could afford this simple pleasure, and a small taste of the good life.
Bella Vita is currently priced and available as attractively framed and double matted,in red and white, with a scrolled black frame. For photos of the original painting as framed, contact the artist directly. Or better yet, go see it in person at the incomparable St. Mark's Coffee House in Denver, Colorado, where it will be on display along with many of my other works, for the months of March and April 2014.
January 4th, 2014
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