We were walking out of a museum on the Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) in Rome, when I snapped this scene right in front of me. I painted the landscape in 2007, fifteen years later. I loved painting the architecture, the people listening to their tour guide (I made up names for them!) … even the lady looking out the window near the top left. The square and gorgeous pavement were designed by Michelangelo. The most fun for me was painting the clouds in the windows and the watery reflections on the damp pavement. I referenced the pigeons from photos I took at St. Mark’s Square in Venice … don’t tell anyone, especially the pigeons!