Day 5 (already?) began in Pienza, another lovely hilltop town about an hour from Cortona. On the way we passed beautiful vineyards and vines heavy with grapes, olive trees and cypress trees in stately rows, and fields of sunflowers that were dry and brown and ready for the oil press. Every time I passed a villa, I thought, hmmm, I could live here!
Our lesson was the dreaded "painting people." There are seven billion of them out there in the world, so you have to paint them eventually! Our spot in the sunshine was perfect and we attracted lots of cameras and smiles (even the attention of an artsy cat!) We made a new friend, Erica from Verona, who posed for us. And we told ourselves that, YES! We are Artists!