Tuesday, 30 November 2010


Its been such bad weather that I put on a DVD of a programme called GRAND TOUR when the art critic Brian Sewell toured the cities of Italy. I stilled some of the scenes and sketched in the comfort of my lounge with my Schmincke watercolours.

Number one is of a group of people in a square with blue fountain and some columns - Brian Sewell is in the left bottom corner where you can just see his umbrella cum sun parasol.

This one was of a pretty corner in Vicenza - the people must have gone inside the pay the bill!!

Here's Brian - looking with my hand rather much younger - outside the steps of one of the many buildings he took us into.
Well, a bit of fun one afternoon getting practice trying to sketch people in street scenes.


Christiane Kingsley said...

These are wonderful! I love your colors and your figures. Well done...you are so ready for your painting trip! We will be treated to superb sketches and paintings upon your return.

debwardart said...

You will be amazingly good by the time you get to Italy! I agree with Christiane - looking forward to seeing the sketches from your trip!

Barb Sailor said...

These are so cool with a lot of atmosphere. Absolutely charming.

travelingsuep said...

To steal Barb's word, these are "Charming".

Keep warm Joan and thanks for stopping by my blog.

RHCarpenter said...

This is a great way to practice and they look good :) I agree with Deb, you're going to be expert by the time you take your Italy tour in person!

Sandra Rowney said...

What a good way to keep warm!