Italy is one of my favorite places in the world--mostly, I think, because I have some of my ancestry originating there, and still have relatives living in northern and southern Italy. It is a place of great beauty and art. A ride through Tuscany keeps my head turning side to side with the gorgeous scenery all around. This pastel painting was done from a photo I took on a high road leaving a small Tuscan town. I loved the sun striking the old stone buildings and touching the top areas of the grape vines. I think there's even an olive tree or two in the scene. Hope you enjoy viewing my reminder of the Tuscan hillsides.