A blog by Cathy Holtom, an English artist living and painting in Sicily.
Monday, 6 July 2009
This is a sketch of the view opposite my house. The trees are mostly olive trees and the red colour is the Sicilian earth. A deep clay red, hard as rock in the summer, when it doesn't rain, and thick and sticky in the winter, The red colour stains as well..no hope of getting it off your clothes! Done just as the sun settled behind the hills in watercolour and finished with coloured pencils.