Acrylic on canvas
My friend Nicki had posted a gorgeous shot of wisteria hanging overhead on a trellis. I asked if she had a wider shot. She sent me a video, that showed how the photo was taken from a parking lot. (Or car park.) So no wide shot but a gorgeous view of the Hotel Giordano in Ravello. Ravello is also on the Amalfi peninsula but is up on the hilltops. I wanted to paint this shot, and love the mingling of purples and white wisteria is woven over this area. The wisteria trunk is huge and looks to be hundreds of years old. I sometimes think that all living in Italy have a gift of making things grow! (I saw I can paint it, but am horrible at keeping plants, especially flowers alive!)
I actually love that this is in a place where no one would be expecting or looking for beauty. It’s just a parking lot. It’s where you park and leave to get to your real destination. Yet it is glorious. A wonderful reminder to keep your eyes open even during the boring, familiar routines of your day-to-day. You never know where you’ll encounter beauty that takes your breath away! It might be at that spot that hundreds of others have shared on Instagram, but if we seek to look with new eyes we might just find it while exiting our car or scooter in the parking lot!