|Mixed media 24x16cms|
Walking up the long driveway of a 17th century villa is a little niche in the wall. In the niche is a life size statue of a young boy. Some of what I think is the pearly blue colour remains, but this could be the effect of time on what originally covered the wall behind and the statue.
I can't find any information on who the boy was but he does look as if he carried something more on his shoulder.
I used watercolour, coloured pencil and gouache to capture the effect of time on the stone, statues are good to paint of draw...they don't move!