Thursday, 23 June 2011

Alcantara


I've been away for a few days re-visiting some of my favourite places.  This is one of those places, the Alcantara Gorge on the other side of the island.  The freezing water tumbles from it's mountain source down to the sea, through a gorge of crystallised lava from Mount Etna




I put in just a couple of people to give the sketch some scale, but it's a popular place with tourists, you can wade up the gorge in thigh high boots or if you're brave shoot back down on what looked like very big rubber rings!

8 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

I can see why you favor this place. . . what grandeur!! A magnificent "capture" in your sketchbook!!! Bravo!!!

christina said...

Wow what a beautiful painting!!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

debra morris said...

Beautiful place, beautiful work Cathy

whatidoisme said...

Shoot down there on a giant rubber ring? Er ... no thanks. Beautiful painting as always.
Sue

nanke's stuff said...

What a gorgeous place that is and how I'd love to see it. Your painting is beautiful! I think it might be great fun to ride the waves on one of those red things!! nancy

Sandra said...

Yes, I think that I'd rather draw it than ride down!

Alex said...

beautiful illustration there! I'd totally take the ride ^^ well, I usually say that until I am there seeing it with my own eyes. Thanks for your comments!

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