Thursday, 3 March 2011

Over the Hills and Faraway


After my previous post of sketches from the city I really feel  like some fresh air.  This is the Sicily that I love, up high looking out over the hills and mountains and yes with the wind in my hair! 
I had to paint this from  a photograph I took at the end of the summer but it won't be long before I go back.

Watercolour and coloured pencil  32 x 24 cms

20 comments:

Lissa Rachelle said...

What a beautiful, inspiring scene! Makes me want to be walking through that greenery! Really lovely.

. said...

Really beautiful and it makes me miss and look forward to summer (it reminds me of Killarney, a place we love to go to and do our canoe trips, of course hike up to the hills : )

Wonderful painting!!!

nanke's stuff said...

I can see why you love Sicily with beautiful views like this one. I particularly like the sky in this piece. The whole painting is beautiful! nancy

Gillian said...

This could easily be Wales - fresh air, mountains, peace and yes - wind. (plus rain, LOL)

Love that sky!

frayedattheedge said...

This looks so like the hills we are surrounded by - but I suspect your hills are somewhat warmer!!

Deborah said...

Beautiful! I could go for a stroll right now. Your colors are so fresh.

Sandra said...

Lovely!

Janene said...

I love this! The colors are gorgeous. It reminds me of the rolling hills around where I live too. I can't wait for better outdoor sketching weather either.

debra morris said...

Beautiful Cathy, like the city sketches too...hope your spring comes soon

Pat said...

Painted from a photo makes it available the whole year.. and I can see why you love the place so..
gorgeous painting xx

Sue Pownall said...

Love this latest landscape, it makes me want to visit.

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Claire said...

this is just lovely!
and i can finally say thank you for your comment on my EDM cup and saucer drawing - i'm now back in action having got my laptop fixed *phew*

jill said...

I love the colours in this drawing, they contrast so well.

jenna said...

oooh, pretty! and an exemplar of watercolor =)

Chrissy said...

Beautiful work, it looks very serene :)

Alex said...

It's gorgeous! I really like the subtle and soft touches around the edges, makes the whole scenery so realistic and one could not help but to imagine being there. ^^ This is amazing!

Lucia B. said...

What a beautiful view! It's a joy for the eye when one can see so far in the distance and admire such beautiful colours, gently fading near the horizon...

Dan Kent said...

Very beautifully done. I love the contrast between the yellow and purple tints. The clouds and mountains - masterful! (and everything else too.)

Ann said...

Beautiful!

raena said...

It's gorgeous and inviting! I can see wanting to sit up there all afternoon!

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