Monday, June 08, 2009
The Garden at Stroncone
Painted in Studio
9" x 12" Arches CP #140
There is much to tell about Venice with a most incredible surprise I'll share tomorrow...I've been itching to tell this part of the story, but I truly need to dash off to the office.
Meanwhile, back to Tuscany.
I sat just inside the street limits to paint this garden - located just outside the ancient city walls. Behind me, the sounds of children laughing, teachers instructing, bells ringing kept me company as I sketched. It was a soft, beautiful morning! People passed me as I sat between two vehicles for safety! But I cannot look at this without hearing the merry sounds of those schoolchildren!
I sketched this and again struggled with perspective - painted a bit of it on site - then packed up my gear and continued exploring this amazing stone city. I gave the piece a lot more light (photo posted earlier) and softened that grey wall of the old town limits.
It's back to regular routine again and as ususal, I'm dashing ....
Thank you all for your most kind comments and encouragement, and for sharing this amazing journey with me. Already I am longing to return ... I hope that it won't be another four years, though, between vacations! LOL