Saturday, June 06, 2009

Civita Window


Civita Window
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Travel Sketchbook
Sketched and Painted in Studio

After all that climbing, we returned to La Romita for a much needed nap! LOL

After restoring myself with sleep and feet propped, I worked on this painting in my photos journal. I have to admit that it was one of the ones I was most pleased with during this trip.

I find so much stimulation difficult to synthesize immediate in order to get down to the business of painting. I am transported to dreamland as images, sounds, feelings, scents, ideas play over and over in my mind. Knowing that this was the last hill town of the tip, I wanted to savor each and every moment of the experience ... but gratefully, later that day, I could settle down to paint.

Does this happen to anyone else?

4 comments:

Teri C said...

FABULOUS painting! What a treat to see all these treasures you brought back.

Joan said...

This one is MAGNIFICENT!!! I think it is one of your best! I love the stonework that sets off the window!! What a perfect look!! I love the photos of Civita. I had to smile at the thought of the woman with the garden that she shares with tourists. I think when you are in the midst of someplace so beautiful, with so many, many things to see, it is difficult to process everything at once. It is sometimes overwhelming. You need time to reflect on things! Thank you so much for sharing your paintings, photos, and thoughts as well.

Patti G. said...

Lin, I am enjoying all our beautiful pictures and stunning watercolors too!!!!!!!! Wheeeeeeee, fabulous!
Hugs,Patti

Gabrielle said...

Really beautiful piece. I like how you've incorporated the paper into the piece and your stonework is lovely.

I can imagine being overwhelmed by what you saw - each thing more beautiful than the next. Or at least your photos make it seem like that was the case.