Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Sienna in August 2008

I had been given some beautiful, heavy weight, handmade watercolour paper to take to Italy last year and I used it whilst on location in Sienna. What a wonderful town it is and the buildings are quite unusual. I sat quietly for the day and painted happily. It is a delicate painting whereby I started painting straight away. The surface texture of the paper did not make drawing with a pencil easy, so I did without that stage. The weather was quite unsettled and fortunately I managed to finish it before the heavens opened. This did create and opportunity for me to sketch figures huddling together sheltering from the rain. Never a dull moment for an artist.

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