28 May 2018

Monday 28th May 2018 – Bernina

In this crossing towards the Bernina I wanted to focus on the freshness of the snow, and I got this effect by leaving the texture of the canvas white and adding a few touches of pink pastel to trace the path of the railway. The blue sky, very dark, makes me taste the restful contrast of the snow. Nature always inspires me, the more I look at it, the more I follow it. Happy monday and good week everyone!
19 March 2018

Monday 19th March 2018 – Snow-capped Alps

There are moments so impressive that I feel the need not to lose them. The whole route of the Bernina Red Train in the middle of the snow-capped Alps of the Engadine is one of those moments. The shadow of the train is reflected in the snow that breaks into the picture: how much enlightening is the snow! It seems almost blinding in the contrast with the intense petrol-blue sky. I chose this work to start this new week because […]
26 February 2018
Francesco Zavatta Attraversata 190x130cm olio su tela 2018

Monday 26th February 2018 – Crossing

The journey of the Bernina Red Train goes on, crossing the snow towards Sankt Moritz. I like jumping from a subject like Ireland to the mountains, for me it’s an interesting challenge: what I look for in every subject is a direction, as in this painting with a great vertical impact. The play of lights between the snowy peaks and the sky surprised me, I did not expect such an attractive synthesis. And everything helps: pencils, pastels, oil paints and […]
5 February 2018

Monday 5th February 2018 – Fresh snow

I start a painting from a picture taken by me, to help me in the structure of the painting, but then I abandon the picture to let the experience enter inside of the canvas. This is a small oil on canvas, 20x50cm. The track of the railway poles at the bottom right is veiled by dripping and outlines the route of the train. The dark sky makes the snow-covered peaks shine white. During this trip to St. Moritz, what has […]