Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Village Square





If you venture into some of the smaller towns and villages in Sicily you will always find there is a village square where old men gather to play cards and chat.  If ever a 'stranger' comes into the village you can be sure they have noticed, if there is any gossip then they will know and the Sicilian 'coppola' or cap is a must!
This my latest page for the Sketchbook Project, only three more double pages left to do!

17 comments:

Ontheroad said...

I was just thinking of my trip to Sicily this holiday season and missing it, and all the wonderful towns.

Thanks for sharing this terrific reminder.

Vicki Holdwick said...

I really like this one, Cathy, and I'd love to visiy your neck of the woods.

xoxo

stewcrowther said...

Hello Cathy,
Wonderful painting.
Wouldn't it be fun to have a sit and a chat with those blokes? (I know...I'm easily pleased...lol). I bet they have some stories to tell.
Watch out Cathy - you'll hear a knock on the door Christmas day and there's Vicky with her bags...'I was just passing....'
Stew.

stewcrowther said...

....of course, it could be me!

Bella said...

That is a lovely intimate picture; it is obvious you love the country and its people. I am left wondering one thing though. Where do the women sit around to gossip?

Cathy Holtom said...

Stew - You'd have to learn the local dialect first!

Bella - In the small villages you'd most likely find them at home, probably in the kitchen!

rrARTz said...

this is so well done!

Nicky said...

lovely work. you have captured vivid atmosphere. About the sketchbook project, I am also thinkging about to atttned it..

Alex said...

so well captured! I love how the slow and easy lifestyle presents in your art...as if time just stood still for a moment =) Pretty stuff!

stewcrowther said...

This local dialect wouldn't be Yorkshire dialect would it?
Mmm...guess that would have to be in ....Yorkshire.
Stew.

Sandra said...

Did you show them your drawing? Did they keep glancing your way?
You certainly captured the slow pace.

Sasa Saastamoinen said...

Great characters!

frayedattheedge said...

You cam just imagine them commenting on everyone and everything!

marancat said...

Lovely sketch! I think these gentlemen are universal - they look very much like a couple of my neighbourd...!

Anchesa Kyamara said...

this is great! I agree with marancat - they are universal - and I feel like standing in a park right now watching them ;)

bettyfromtexas said...

Priceless!! You have completely captured their attitude and demeanor!!

fados do lar said...

So good. :)

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