Here is a double page spread from my Sketchbook for the Arthouse Sketchbook Project. This is a secret place I visited this summer somewhere in the foothills of Mt. Etna. We stayed at an old farmhouse in the middle of the countryside and of course I couldn't resist getting up very early in the morning to wander around the gardens and orchards.
It was just me, the bees, butterflies and an old man picking oranges. I think he was a little surprised to see someone up and about so early but he wished me good morning and carried on working!
On a different note the 2011 UK Coloured Pencil Society exhibition has opened in London this week.
The award winners can be seen here , have a look at all the entries there is some fantastic work and it really shows what can be done with coloured pencils.
I have booked my flights and can't wait to take my mum to visit the exhibition next week, I'm so proud to have two of my coloured pencil pieces in the exhibition!