Thank you to all our fantastic guests for choosing Villa Ravenna with this certificate of Excellence , and Oklahoma Magazine which have selected as well as The Best of The Best Restaurant in Oklahoma . I love you all !!! SergioTrip Advisor
As a prelude to Villa Ravenna’s smashing annual holiday wine dinner, La Festa di Natale, artist Todd Ford will unveil two stunning new wine paintings (one white, one red), created specifically for this special evening, one hour before the first glass is poured. In addition to making these two pieces available, Todd will be painting a wine piece live in the gallery from 3:00 to 6:30.
“Of all the reference photos I’ve taken, the wine pieces have been the most difficult. I had to set up the shot and pour with one hand/take the photo with the other hand(no remote either). One pour, one shot. It took some practice and lots of patience, but I finally was able to pour and actually hit the glass while stretching to reach the camera.
The wine made quite a mess each pour, so I had plastic stretched and taped all over the studio to catch it (Dexter would have approved).
I repeated the “pour, click, clean, reset” sequence over 300 times for the red wine and the white wine. Yes, 300 times for each.
When I started reviewing the photos and choosing the ones I would use for the paintings, I was amazed at the level of abstraction in the wine caught in motion. The visual appeal of the static/dynamic relationship between the glass and the wine really spoke to me.
Wine in motion required me to let go and allow the wine to do what it does when poured. I was extremely pleased with the photos I ended up with and was excited to translate them into oil.
A painting instructor in college used to say, “don’t be a slave to the photo”. That advice resonates in every piece I paint. As I have said before, I have no desire to be a traditional photorealist. These pieces are no different. They have photoreal qualities, as much of my work does, but they are simplified in some areas and embellished in others.
I am extremely pleased with the results.” – Todd
If you would like to take part in La Festa di Natale (10 course meal, 11 Italian wines) contact Sergio at Villa Ravenna ASAP, as this event will sell out.
918-270-2666 or email@example.com
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We celebrate The Halloween Night - "La Notte di Halloween " - in one of our town name Alfonsine http://t.co/8qdSy7Va
La Notte di Halloween - Alfonsine (RA)
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This Festivities in September are from our small town called Russi, province of Ravenna "Fira di Sett Dulur" - Russihttp://t.co/MloSMeO2
“Sagre in Romagna” is the first Italian website given to all the festivals and local fairs of this great region. On this website, sponsored by the Region Emilia-Romagna, the Tourist Board and the three Provinces in Romagna, you can find the list of all the events, weekly updated.
The most interesting events are reported in greater detail on their own separate page. It is possible to rate each event and leave your comments.
As well as the website, there is a guide book to the festivals and local fairs in Romagna "Guida a Sagre e Feste della Romagna", published in March every year, printed in 40.000 copies and available at newsagent’s and bookshops. Free copies are sent to Towns, local associations for tourist promotion, and festivals organisers.
Registering an event in the database is free of charge.