This is what I'm doing...right here, right now!
For the first time in my life, I went to Albania to take part in the Pogradec Art Colony. Pogradec is a town located in southeastern Albania, it's on the shores of Ohrid lake just in front of the Republic of Macedonia and next to the border.
Like old-time painters, we painted in front of the lake and we were inspired by it...
Swan is the symbol of Pogradec and of course...I couldn't resist myself from choosing it as well as the subject of my paintings!
We came back to work. Here below a quick look at the atelier.
The last day before the exhibition, some of us went to visit Lin, a nearby little village.
It's hard to tell all the impressions and feelings I had during that week, I received such a great warmth and kindness from all the invited artists and I saw lots of things I didn't expect to find.
Here the last shots during my way back home, goodbye Albania, be strong and be free.
This is the second time that armed with brushes, I went to paint in Kosovo.
Again, I lived funny and ironic situations, I enjoyed a lot painting and learning from different artists and opened my mind to other cultures.
Knowing another country through art, it's always beautiful.
The first day I was with a little group of painters from Turkey, we were waiting for the arrival of other artists, so we decided to go to visit Priština...for take the bus we had to cross the highway and just wait there...we did it but after a while...it came before one taxi, fortunately. Guess what, eheh! We all 7 arrived safe and sound.
When I finally started to paint, I discovered a really nice neighbourhood.
During the week we also moved around. We painted in a peaceful park. We went to Priština, Harilaq castle, Prizren and took inspirations.
...and here we are all together! Greetings from Germany, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, Sweden, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo.