Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Santa Maria della Pace, Rome

Sketch made during lunchbreak
Pitt artist pen and W&N watercolour in Moleskin

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011


Quick watercolour sketch on Fabriano Artistico (30,5 x 23 cm)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Shady lane

The first is a one minute sktech and the second took me 45 min on the same spot.
Maybe the first is better ...
W&N watercolour on Arches.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer - trees in the shade

One of the first very warm days this year, about a week ago.
The shadow of the trees was a nice shelter and trhe darkness a rest for my eyes.
W&N watercolour on Arches.

Romantic corner

Quick sketch while spemding an afternoon in the beautiful garden of some friends in Roccantica, close to Rome. A very romantic place!
Pitt artist pen and W&N watercolour in Arches Travelbook. (45 min)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hommage to Onorato Carlandi

By way of exercise I copied a detail of a watercolour by Onorato Carlandi (Roma, 1848-1939). There is a beautiful exhibition about his watercolours in Palazzo Braschi (Piazza Navona), Rome. There are two rooms: one with older work made during his stay in England and the other room with work about Rome and the roman countryside. It runs until the 3th of july. If you are in Rome and you like watercolours I think this is a must-see! I went twice and bought the catalog.

Top of the tree

very quick watercolour sketch
Winsor & Newton on coloured watercolour paper

Monday, June 13, 2011

Study of trees

Another watercolour study of trees.
It was nice sitting in the shade of a tree on a sunday afternoon.
Very relaxing!
Winsor & Newton on rough Arches paper
I made some more and will be posting them in the next days!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Trees - impressions

Quick watercolour sketches on Arches rough paper.


Quick watercolour sketch of a little village in Sabina, close to Rome.
Just before it started to rain ...
Very smooth watercolour paper (don't remember the name)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Soratte (again)

Another quick sketch of the Soratte (mountain close to Rome)
Watercolour on Khadi paper)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


two quick studies in a Daler Rowney sketchbook (24 x 19 cm).
Dip-pen and black ink (Winsor&Newton).
Rediscovered how much nicer it is to draw with a steel dip-pen
and how much more interesting lines you can do with them.
A little bit more complicated to carry the ink around but still worth doing.
Back to basics!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Filacciano, le Piazzette

Open-air watercolour sketch with just a little bit of white gouache. I did this some time ago using my sketchbox-easel for the very first time. (1 hour more or less)

Monday, March 7, 2011


No idea what the name of this plant is in english.
It has orange fruit that can be eaten. I never tried it though.
Pitt artist pen in Daler Rowney sketchbook.
(30 min)

Villa Borghese yesterday

Pitt artist pen in Daler Rowney sketchbook.
(45 min)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Grapevine in winter.

As seen from our bedroomwindow in Rome.
Pitt Artist pen in sketchbook Daler-Rowney.
12x11 cm. - 10 minutes

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Study of a cloud covering the sun

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