Art Exhibition at Holekamp Gallery, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA.
In The Light Of Italy
Bill White is an artist and teacher of painting at Hollins University. He will be exhibiting works from his sabbatical leave spent painting in the Umbrian region of Italy. These drawings and paintings, done during August 2006, are from sites around the small Umbrian hill towns of Todi and Monte Castello de Vibio. Both towns have a rich architectural history with Etruscan roots and Roman influences which can still be seen in the walls surrounding the towns. The intensity of light in Italy in August is very different from the milky atmosphere of Virginia and provided the patterns of crisp shadows on the architecture which are captured in these works.
The drawings were done with a black roller ball pen and the tones were added with washes of walnut ink. The casein paintings were done on heavy-weight watercolor paper. All of these works were done on location as plein air works.