Thursday, October 28, 2010


Watercolour and gouache study after J. D. Harding
(the original is a pencil drawing)
27x18,5 cm on Fabriano watercolour studio, 300g/m2

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A classic view

After a pencil drawing of J. D. Harding (1798-1863) from his book "On Drawing Trees and Nature - a Classic Victorian Manual", first published in 1846. I found this "must-have" in Amazon for a very cheap price (Dover publications, 2005).
Watercolour and gouache on Arches paper. 25x18 cm

Friday, October 15, 2010


Trees in the snow. Experimental watercolour from imagination.
(on Annigoni Disegno 250g/m2)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Deep forest.

Sketch from imagination.
Watercolour on brownish paper (Annigoni Disegno 250g/m2). A4

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Waterfall, Monte Tancia, Sabina, Italy

This is one of my favourite spots to make a walk. Though I go there a lot I made this sketch from a foto in the studio. I think it shows, it's not very spontanious and looks a little fake. I tried to work with blu tints but it made it all too cold and I didn't really get the atmosphere that makes this such a wonderful place. I will try again!
Watercolour and gouache. 15x25 cm. 2 hours(+-)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Roccantica, Italy

Mountains, rocks and woods in Roccantica, beautiful nature just 60 km away from Rome.
Watercolor and white goauche on brown paper. 5 minutes. 12x8 cm.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Farfa river

Painted the same day as the previous Farfa-sketch but worked longer to make it (1,5 hour).
Watercolour on Khadi Paper.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cloud studies

watercolor on brownish drawing paper (Annigoni - disegno 100% cotton - 250g/m2)

Friday, October 1, 2010

river Farfa

Uncompleted watercolor of a small river close to our home in Sabina, Italy. I've been studying a lot on british watercolors of the 1700-1800's. This is a really quick sketch but it shows the colors and the mood of that period in England. This sketch is bigger than my scanner (A4) so here is just a portion.

Little stream, Monte Tancia, Sabina, Italy

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This gouache was made on location. It was done on a gray day last winter close to our house in the countryside near Rome. Some aditional details were done in the studio.