In the Summer of 2014, Fountain spent 30 days making drawings and paintings of the works of Piero della Francesca in Italy. His first goal was pure pleasure. His second goal was to glean insight into the compositional feats of this much-revered artist. The resultant studies from this project were exhibited at Temple Rome Gallery in June 2014.
Below are Fountain’s studies from Piero’s Resurrection, his fresco cycle The Legend of the True Cross and Magdalene (row 3).
In the mornings, prior to visiting the frescoes, Fountain would meditate on Piero while painting the surrounding landscape from the hilltop park in Arezzo. Landscape studies are included below.