Piece description from the artist
This original painting is a mediterranean scene from the town of Castelfranco, near Florence in the Tuscany region of Italy. It shows a welcoming park bench next to an olive orchard lit by a late afternoon sun. It also features hand scripted Italian poetry from a love sonnet written in 1327, called Rime in vita e morta di Madonna Laura. It translates to:
"It was the day the sun's ray had turned pale
with pity for the suffering of his Maker
when I was caught, and I put up no fight,
my lady, for your lovely eyes had bound me.
It seemed no time to be
on guard against Love's blows."
Christopher Clark specializes in oil paintings of many subjects: romance, dancing, music, Italy, animals, and cityscapes. His impressionist style is compelled by bold brushwork, brilliant colors, and a luminous sense of light.
Christopher Clark has studied art his entire life, ever since he was a boy watching Bob Ross painting shows on TV (that wacky guy with the afro painting "happy little trees"). His art studies and travels have taken him all over the world in pursuit of culture, art knowledge, and painting subjects.
Christopher's favorite subject to paint is light itself, meaning anything becomes a beautiful subject if the light is stunning. Christopher's paintings are collected all over the world, and he is available for commissions of all kinds.