"Sarno river sunset" Oil on 20x50 cm. linen canvas

Monday, May 23, 2016


The manager of this paradise gives us very liberally great treasures of lights and colors to enrich our minds and our souls with pleasure to live.
Happiness belongs to the simple and pure of heart as neomelodici painters!

Stabia seaside sunset
2016 oil on canvas 60x80 cm

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Carpe diem

I had a small canvas with a nearby Gragnano landscape that I did not like because the river was reproduced too big in that surface.
This morning I took that canvas and I immediately said the solution: too big river, it has to become a stream!
So from memory I remade the whole river bed thinking about the Valle dei Mulini and found this little piece of forest poetry.

Valle dei Mulini
2016  24x30 cm oil on canvas

Friday, May 20, 2016

Raining day

This morning I was woken up very early by a great thunder.
Bad weather no work : but I saw a great shining sun that sent truly enchanting flashes of light.
Therefore immediately easel e via to the mouth of the Sarno River.
I made the first draft of the framework I wanted to finish it in the same day.

After rain
60x80 cm oil on canvas

The best thing is that then, finished to work, overlooking the terrace of my house I receveid these gifts from the manager of this paradise.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Morning job

Many years ago I decided that the costs for my painting activity could not weigh on my modest employer salary and so I stopped painting for over thirty years.
Sometime I did something with crayons or colored pencils, but also if I could do something nice, it was certainly not the same satisfaction of using oil paint.
So I resumed and bought lots of cheap junk: nothing is equal to the most popular classic colors also if  more expensive.
This morning I wanted to try a little box with oil water soluble colors.


Anyway I took out a half-day of work in the Sarno valley

Sarno valley morning
20x50 cm oil on canvas


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Neo-painting line.

I finally start to give an answer to my question.

Sarno river sunset
200x500 mm oil on canvas

Why neomelodici singers are so confident of their art.
Yet the cultural bourgeoisie labels them as marginalized: representing subculture of districts or remote little town.
They have singing and musical techniques enviable, and made the relationship with the reality as experienced, in their songs tell the same platitudes of love that say "great" singers.

Sarno river afternoon
300x400 mm oil on canvas

Quite by accident, I watched a video of a great naive painter of the last century, and I realized that the step from a van Gogh to a ligabue is not as long as people think.
Underlying everything there is the real art, that is being always yourself!
I began to think that I can paint landscapes too although I have a deep hatred for all those who have spilled cement everywhere.
I can not think of painting a glimpse without being polluted by a modern construction or worse from a wind turbine or antenna television or telephone.
So I thought to paint from memory or fantasy using a series of initial spots and drawing a landscape and then touch up here and there to make sense of "finished."

Sarno valley
240x300 mm oil on canvas

There I always find my world, even of other times, but deeply attached to my roots.
This is my neo-melodica line, or better my neo-painting line, where I retrieve myself and the pleasure to paint.

Stabia beach
240x300 mm oil on canvas