La Meridiana


Plein Air Tuscany 2017 with Thomas Jefferson Kitts,
September 9th-16th 2017

Join Thomas for his third plein air workshop in the beautiful hills of Tuscany, outside of Florence.

Come paint in the heart and soul of Italy under the Tuscan sun. Paint farmhouses, villas, and the rolling hills of Chianti, the ancient hill towns of Certaldo Alto, and among the towers of San Gimignano. Spend a day in Florence with Thomas touring the superb, yet little-known Macchiaioli painters (the Italian plein air painters you’ve never heard of!) on display in the Palazzo Pitti. You will have enough time to visit the Uffizi Gallery to view the Florentine masterpieces of the Renaissance, to lunch, and to walk the streets to sketch and paint.

And of course while you do all this, and more, you will eat, drink, and live like an Italian in a renovated 18th century villa, working on your plein air skills with a world-renowned instructor by your side.

Thomas is inspired by how light plays across his subject and he has devoted most of his life to capturing it in oil. Thomas prefers to work directly from life for its honesty and immediacy, incorporating many alla prima techniques developed by master artists such as Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn.

Abreviated List of Prestigious Collections:
Maryhill Museum of Art, Washington | permanent collection
Fleischer Museum, Arizona | permanent collection
Kaiser Permanente, Oregon | permanent collection
Mariott Corporation, California | permanent collection
Paul Allen Foundation, Oregon | permanent collection
Portland University Club, Oregon | permanent collection

Select List of Museum Exhibitions (2011 - 2016):
Maryhill Museum of Art, Washington
Laguna Art Museum, California
Maritime Museum of Willemstad, Curacao
Academy Museum of Art, Maryland
Curacao Maritime Museum, Curacao, Caribbean

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