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
One summer, we visited the Morgan Horse Farm in Vermont. Beautiful animals. This painting is made from a photo I took from that trip. It is just a sketch, not fully developed at all.
©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.