I was looking out the window from a train into Northern Italy when I had a glimpse of the picturesque town of Stresa by Lake Maggiore. I remember the amazing colors of blue green water as a backdrop of red, sun-lit roofs of the houses and lush green landscape there. From the fast-moving train I was able to enjoy the almost dream-like view for only a few seconds, but the image was so ingrained in my mind I was determined to get off a train there if I ever had another chance.
A few years later, very unexpectedly my wish came true and I did have an opportunity of returning to the Lake District in Italy. I went to Stresa as I had planned, and even ventured out further to visit Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen's Island), one of the islands on the lake...
Lago Maggiore, Italy III (Isola dei Pescatori)
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Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 11.5 x 8.25 inches (29 x 21 cm)
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