Posted on November 26, 2019November 27, 2019 by jordonsSiena-first day, September 19. Students arrived tired but happy. Getting a tour of Siena from Italian site director Silvia Minnuci. We set up the three light-filled painting studios first thing and then the students began working on their first assignment,” Siena Observed”. A series of six small-scale paintings on gessoed panels based on one idea expressed six different ways. The painters ready to begin their Tuscan exploration…. First they prepared the panels by sanding and guessing them. The got started right away on their projects. Painting in beautiful Tuscan light. The students did some wonderful paintings with topics that ranged from patterns observed on painted ceramics to architectural details.