Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Sitting on a Volcano








It's not often I get to sit on a volcano and sketch so I'll make the most of my title!

This sketch is from the island of Vulcano looking over to the island of Lipari, both are part of the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily. The Aeolian islands are of vulcanic origins and there are still two active volcanos...Vulcano and Stromboli.



We stayed on Lipari just behind this church, you can see from the birds-eye view the bar where I sat and sketched over my morning coffee.










The streets are narrow, sometimes just alleyways and steps, this was the view from the bed and breakfast.


















It's well worth the extra trip to see the islands if you're ever in Sicily.....I only visited two but there are five in all.














6 comments:

Laura Moore said...

Sicily looks lovely Cathy. Great sketches and great inspiration too. You always capture the light so beautifully.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

These are beautiful sketches. I am in love with the colors!

jenna said...

I love how you handle the shadows -- so nice. It's dark and pouring down rain here today. I wish I was drinking coffee, enjoying those views.

. said...

So you were in the hot seat, lol

Really stunning views, I love how you use such a soft colours. All great drawings.

azzizz_tirta said...

cathy i love your watercolors very much, go on drawing in watercolor....

frayedattheedge said...

Beautiful sketches .... another place to put on my to-visit list!

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