Tuscany is Italy at its best. Florence, is the country’s greatest Renaissance city. Siena is a most perfect medieval town. As if art, architecture and countryside were not enough, the Tuscan region also offers beaches, some of Italy’s best food and wine and rolling hills sprinkled with fields of poppies and sunflowers.
I love to paint Tuscany’s vibrant fields of red poppies! To see and enjoy the poppies, you must visit Italy in the springtime. In April, you will start to see a few poppies here and there, popping their heads up amongst the lush green fields. But by the end of May, the wondrous spectacle of poppies is in full bloom, with accents of white and yellow daisies. Along the roadside, banks of wild roses and yellow gorse smile to the sun.
Here I have painted one of my favorite sights of Italy. “Florence to Siena” is a drive I will always treasure.