© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

Greenery highlights the combination of rusticity and modernism on this street corner in Ventmiglia in the province of Palermo, Sicily, the home of maternal family ancestors. Note the woman peeking out from her doorway.

The town’s official name is “Ventimiglia di Sicilia” to differentate it from the city of Ventimiglia in the Ligurian region. Sicilians call it Calamigna.

Thanks to my cousin Tulligreta for the photograph from which this is painted in digital oils.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3, Sketchy Painting over Akvis Oils



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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 2 years ago

    Wish I were there – raining here and so foggy!

  • Same here!

    – RC deWinter

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 2 years ago

    love it love it love it…happy new year RC, nice to see your work!
    Sherri:):)

  • Happy 2013, Sherri and thank you -)

    – RC deWinter

  • devotee1
    devotee1almost 2 years ago

    Hi RC; great shot. I was born and raised in the US, but my grandparents were from Sicily. I’m curious, where in Sicily is this?

  • Thanks! I didn’t shoot it, only edited and painted it… It’s in the Province of Palermo, close to the northern coast of the island.

    – RC deWinter

  • Dave  Higgins
    Dave Higginsalmost 2 years ago

    Very interesting painting it would almost be timeless if you had touched out the air conditioners

  • True, but I wanted the contrast of modernity with the ancient.

    – RC deWinter

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 2 years ago


    JANUARY 24th, 2013
    ►See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Always an honor to be featured here, Mary, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks, Peter.

    – RC deWinter

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