Tuesday, June 02, 2009
To change sketching topics a bit (though you know I will return to flowers!! LOL) ... This is one of the church towers at Scheggino ... sketched at La Romita, but painted this weekend. I have quite a few unfinished sketches that I'll be working on this week .. and this was one of them.
I wanted to attempt a building to see if I could render it a bit softer than my ususal approaches ....The 'real life' sketch is a bit darker and the shadows show up better than they do in this scan.
The weather here in NC seems to match the weather we had while in Tuscany - hot, humid, sunny. We were so fortunate to only have a few hours of gentle rain while we were there ....
I am already missing the rhythm of those days, though. The incredible meals prepared at La Romita, the touring of fascinating towns, the exercise of walking .... How is it that two incredible weeks can seem like a dream in such a short time?