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[sunset over the Arno River Florence Italy Pastel painting]

"Florentine Sunset" (Firenze, Italia)"

12" x 16"
Pastel with Acrylic
© 2010 - 2011
Kelly Borsheim

Private Collection,
Texas

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"Florentine Sunset" - Original Pastel Painting

A lot of cities are built around rivers. They often remain much of the focal point and a cherished part of each city. While I have not traveled as much as I would have liked to, nor do I normally live in a city, I love the energy of Florence, Italy. Her river, the Arno River, is not one that I would neither swim in nor eat anything that came out of her. However, she enchants me just the same.

I have been lucky enough to live in the central part of Florence for long enough stretches of time that I have seen many gorgeous sunsets during the course of my "haunting" the city at dusk. It never gets old.

I decided to create a pastel painting, with metallic acrylic painted highlights, to share with you some of my absolute delight with Florence's Arno River and one of the several bridges over her.
~ Kelly Borsheim

[sunset over the Arno River Florence Italy pastel art]
[sunset over the Arno River Florence Italy pastel art]
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