Oil Landscapes, Uncategorized

Grazing horses in Port Meadow, Oxford, England (oil on panel)

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© Letizia Morley 2013

For four summers, my husband studied at Oxford University for a master’s and I went each time for a short visit. Here is a place I loved to visit: the common pasture beyond the city called Port Meadow, where anyone with livestock could let their animals graze. The Thames river ran by it (it is in the background behind the line of trees) and there were always cows and horses peacefully moving through the landscape, with the sounds of birds and the river around them.  Continue reading

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Oil Landscapes, Uncategorized

St. Josaphat’s Monastery Cloisters (oil on canvas)

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© Letizia Morley 2013

During one of my outdoor landscape painting classes through the Long Island Academy of Fine Arts, we went to an erstwhile mansion, now Christian Orthodox monastery in Glen Cove.Here is the view from the expansive gardens behind the mansion.

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Oil Landscapes, Uncategorized

Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY (oil on panel)

image©Letizia Morley 2012  Photo: Bruce Jeffrey

This was the first oil landscape I ever attempted. It was painted en plein air at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. Under the tutelage of David Peikon, I was able to step out bravely into the world of landscape painting which had hitherto been very intimidating. David Peikon is not only a wonderful teacher but is first and foremost an accomplished painter. Visit his website at artistdavidpeikon.com.

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