I haven't had time to paint this week but I have managed to slip in a few sketches. This a tower which is the original part of the villa where we had our exhibition. I sat and sketched this from the window of a beautiful room much to the interest of everyone. I took two of my old sketchbooks and left them by my paintings... many people stopped and looked and enjoyed them.
This sketch of roof tops was from high up. I also took loads of photos and I hope to make a bigger painting from them and my sketches. The smoke from a nearby bakery chimney added a bit of atmosphere!
I slipped into the art museum in Palermo and this is the Spanish Gothic doorways inside. Students from the city's school of tourism were giving free tours so I took them up on it. The young man that took me round very bravely explained everything in English even though I'd admitted to speaking fluent Italian. I thought he might need the practice...am I cruel?