Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Highlight


Late afternoon sun  highlights the beautiful gold decorations on these marble columns, the effect is beautiful and serene.  You have to go  at the right time of day to see this long row of ornate columns glow, each pair is decorated in unique mosaic patterns, no two are the same.



Built as part of the cathedral abbey at Monreale in 1200, there are 108 pairs of marble columns and Arabic arches.

This is a page for The Sketchbook Project and it alson fits in nicely with this week's theme on Illustration Friday - Highlight.

11 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

Hi Cathy, just catching up after my break! What a fabulous buolding - I can see that there are lots of details that you could use for drawings.

Sarah Melling said...

OOooh, that's gorgeous, Cathy. You've really captured that glow from the sunlight!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

I never tire of seeing your skill and your gorgeous use of color. Another beauty, Cathy!

Alex said...

Beautifully drawn as always Cathy! :)

Karen Sagovac said...

Beautiful watercolour! Makes me want to go to Italy... :)

Lucia B. said...

Lovely painting, Cathy! I like the way you have concentrated your attention on the atmospheric effects rather than the architectural details - this makes the whole more exciting and less "cold"!

Martine said...

Wonderful light and atmosphere !

Revelle Taillon said...

Cathy, really nice !

debra morris said...

Beautiful Cathy...Happy New Year

Nicky said...

Cathy ,nice work and also congratuations it goes the end of the project soon.
I would like to know is the watercolor on orinigal sketchbook paper or have you removed the orginial one then rebond the book ?
Because I 've attended the project for next term ( end of 30 ,April) , I have not started yet but I wonder the orginial papar is ok for the watercolor .

bettyfromtexas said...

A gorgeous, gorgeous sight . . . I wish I could see it "in the flesh." Fortunately, your spectacular rendering gives me a good idea! Congratulations on having the SP complete!!! I've begun :-)

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