Wednesday, 3 March 2010

A Grand Entrance



Coloured pencil & Graphitints

Another sketch I've re-done for my new sketch book.  This is a gateway (now bricked up) on the side of VIlla San Marco, a privately owned villa that I pass every  day.  It has a high wall surrounding it, that just makes me want to have a look inside.  
I'm enjoying this project immensely, re-visiting many places and comparing my sketches.  I've realised just how many villas and interesting locations there are in this area...enough to keep me going for a long while!  I'm learning a lot too as I research the history and local style. 
We also have the remains of a fascinating Phoenican village (700 BC) up on the hill, which I've visited many times but have never sketched, so that's on my list too.  Watch this space!








14 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

This is lovely Cathy. It would be interesting to see the previous one next to the new one to see how you have evolved.

xoxo

E*phi said...

I'm impressed by the "texture"/stonyness you captured here! Great work!

Janene said...

Fabulous! I am looking forward to seeing more.

nanke's stuff said...

It's a beauty - both the arch and your rendition of it! nancy

phthaloblu said...

So beautifully done. The colors and the texture. Makes me feel like I could rub my hand on it and feel the roughness of the stone. I finished a book about Italy that was rich with descriptions of the villages and surrounding landscape. Made me want to visit. I like very old buildings and architecture and the decorative walls and trimmings that they used. America is relatively young compared to the rest of the world, so to find something like this to draw is difficult. I love looking at what you've found to paint. :)

treesawardincrafts said...

I love looking at where you live through your eyes. So very interesting. Your talent is wonderful.

marancat said...

A beautiful sketch - I really love the way you use the white space in your sketches.

raena said...

Very well done on the stonework! I am enjoying this journey thus far!

Ramona Davidson said...

I love architectural pieces and buildings, and you have done a wonderful job on this one. Look forward to seeing more.

ADonald466 said...

As always, I love your work!!

freebird said...

Really nice sketch. I'd love to see what's behind here too.

Ellen said...

Beautiful!!!!!

Alex said...

I really love the colors! And how the lower parts are fading away, that makes the whole drawing looking floaty and serene

Marthann's Musings said...

Cathy, your work is beautiful. I started using colored pencils some a while back and love the effect you can get with them. I very much enjoy your blog.

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