"San Cristoforo" is a depiction of the church by that same name in Ferrara, Italy. The church, which dates back to 1452 is surrounded by a massive necropolis known as the Certosa. I spent the summer of 1991 in Ferrara and would spend many mornings at the Certosa drawing among the visually fascinating tombs, crypts and sculptures. I remember vividly that my mornings at the Certosa were a time of profound peace and silence, to the point that sometimes I could almost hear my own heart beating. I particularly remember this view, from the rear of the church, which presents the viewer with a visually interesting juxtaposition of various shapes. In 2011 my wife and I had the pleasure of returning to Ferrara, and this time I made it a point to collect plenty of painting ideas from the Certosa and the church of San Cristoforo.