Paintings from the Around the World - Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio


"Ponte Vecchio"
Florence, Italy


Story Behind the Painting

This Italian original oil painting is titled "Ponte Vecchio" and is 36x24. The painting is of course of the famous scenic Ponte Vecchio bride in Florence, Italy. I took this reference photo on a really hot day in the summer of 2012 while on a business trip in Milan on the weekend. This particular view is from the top floor of the Uffizi Gallery. This larger, horizontal cityscape is one of my most detailed and complex to date and took me nearly 3 months to execute. I hope I captured both the historic, dense quality of Florence and the atmosphere in July.