As a resident of Upstate New York, I can tell you that our winters are long and dreary. I don’t think a day goes
by all winter when I don’t hear about Florida’s Disney World. It’s either a TV commercial advertising some fantastic deal you would be crazy not to take or the AAA Club magazine’s feature toting a wonderful family vacation to Disney World, to the subtle hints of great airfare deals to Orlando. I finally caved in and put aside my series of
European Landscape Paintings
that I have been working on, and began a painting of Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World.
I have been meaning to paint Neuschwanstein Castle, which I visited a couple of years ago in the Bavaria region of German, for quite some time. It is this famous German castle that Disney’s Cinderella’s Castle is supposedly fashioned after. Quite frankly, I never saw the similarity myself but I seem to be in the minority on that point.
I have to admit that I had a good time painting the Disney castle and why not, who doesn’t like Disney World? My favorite part of the painting was inserting six hidden Mickey Mouse ears into the painting. Having gotten Disney World out of my system (at least for the time being), I am once again transported back to Italy and painting the intertwining canals of Venice.