The assignment this week in Kate's Watercolor Pencil class (http://cathyjohnson.info/) was to sketch a landscape in watercolor pencil. I found a photo from our trip to Sicily and decided to give that a try. This is a scene of Villa Tasca in Sicily with a bit of modification to the house --- but the fields of yellow wildflowers, the rock and trees and mountains behind the villa are all from that fabulous trip two years ago. In the real, the mountain in a bit more pink and far more faded -- but I couldn't adjust the scan to give the proper amount of color to the field if I lightened the hill sufficiently.
We're having a bit of wintry weather today -- icy rain ... but as treacherous as it is to travel, it's RAIN in the lakes! YEAH! Stay warm!