Whats new with me you ask? Well I am here to not only show you some experiences I've had the pleasure of having, but also my gratitude for this program as a whole. During the past four months I can honestly say I have learned more than any other semester I've ever had. I have learned a multitude of new painting techniques from famous pieces in museums all over Florence, and from my professor as well. Ive completed my first oil paintings, surrealism works and many more.
|My first oil painting self portrait project|
|Still life project with egg tempra paint and a hint of surrealism|
|Painting the Ponte Vecchio from the Firenze Rowing Club|
|My first fresco! A fresco is usually done on a concrete wall, but we did it on slabs of lime. This is the street I live on Via Del Ronco|
|My Griptape art of Cinque Terra, with paint pens for the medium|
Through the incredibly hospitable community of skateboarders all over Europe I've been able to skate some amazing parks, film some new parts for a skate video, and compete in many skate competitions all over Europe.
|New skate family and sponsor of LaFabbricona|
|Elbo Skatepark in Bologna|
|Far N' High Contest promo shot in three weeks!|
Aside from skating, the scenery I have been able to see is incredible. Davvero Bella! Each place has character and culture all its own. I was lucky enough to take trips to Amsterdam, Croatia, Cinque Terra, Marseille, Venice and more. One excellent thing is that in the course of only four months abroad I can truly say that I have become fluent in speaking Italian. A feat that I am extremely proud of, and it has opened my mind to envisioning my success in other Latin based languages like French and Spanish.
This experience abroad has been one of a kinda that I will never be able appropriately show my complete gratitude for.