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)