Saturday, 28 May 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
Just one sketch this week from a recent day trip, so I'll show you some photographs and take you on a virtual tour!
Erice (Eryx) is an old town with mythical origins, sitting on top of a mountain overlooking the sea.
There are two castles, one built on the ruins of an ancient temple of Venus.
Visiting this town is like going back in time as you wander through its cobbled streets and past medival churches.
and the view from the castle is spectacular!
Sunday, 22 May 2011
|coloured pencil 29x40 cms|
Geraniums or Pelargoniums are a common sight here as they can always be grown in window box even in our hot, dry summers. From a restaurant in the country near Trapani, looking out over the Sicilian countryside.
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Driving down country roads you come across many of these old gateways, marking the entrance to someones's land. I love the crumbly stone, the way nature seems to take over and the light dappling through the olive trees.
This one has a particularly nice gate even though it's leaning and is a bit bent, it's obviously had a life!
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Friday, 6 May 2011
After turning down a backstreet in the city centre I came out into a large piazza and found this lovely view of a church dome shining in the sun after a rainstorm.
Here's my original sketch done in five minutes on the day, just enough to get some information and colours down. It may not look like much but I only have to look at this little sketch to remember how I felt as the scene opened out in front of me.