I designed this lampshade in my head while riding a bicycle! I was on a cycling holiday last autumn with my sister and her family in the Tuscan Hills around Sienna. The scenery all around us was truly beautiful and the colours were spectacular
We stopped for lunch in this hill top village. It was quite a climb!
One day we had our picnic lunch in an olive grove and watched wild boar grubbing about in the next door field.
I love the way the cypress trees which line the country roads wind through the vineyards and off into the distance.
The colours were amazing, the famous red brown Tuscan earth contrasting with the pale grey/green of the olive trees, the bright green of the vines and the dark bottle green of the cypress trees. The distant hills were a hazy smokey grey.
The resulting hand made Batik 'Tuscan Hills' lampshade, (10" tall x 10"diameter) is FOR SALE in my Gallery for £195. If you would like to buy it, send me an email.