Due to unforeseen lack of artist talent, had to put my painting of Portofino on hold this evening. Did this sketchette of Matera in Southern Italy to cleanse my mind... and palette!
Monday, 30 March 2015
Sunday, 29 March 2015
Another washday in Venice. That's my ironing board and iron in the background - thought it was apt with all that washing hanging there! I do multie-task in my studio (ie. workroom) - the ironing board usually supports my paints, brushes and water bottles.
Friday, 27 March 2015
Cappella Vitaleta, San Quirico, Tuscany, Near Siena, Italy. Couldn't resist painting this one - it's probably been painted a zillion times before! I've started drawing my Siena project - it's 18 months since we were there, time flies.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
That's it. I've (plus others) decided to stop there. It's such a complex scene I thought I'd emphasise the part the attracted me - Cockburn Street curving up to the Royal Mile topped by the crown steeple of St Giles' Cathedral or more properly known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh (according to Wikipedia). Every time I visit Edinburgh I wonder how the steeple/lantern stands on it's 4 legs without spreading, but it's been there since the 15th century so they must have got it right!
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Saturday, 14 March 2015
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Monday, 9 March 2015
Friday, 6 March 2015
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Photo of stage 2 of my Edinburgh view. Not sure if it's politically correct to admit to but I do love drawing straight(ish) lines! I've been wanting to do my favourite view of Edinburgh since our visits there in 2013 and 2014. Just the watercolour bit to do now - should be ready for Christmas!