Artwork from my Italian travels
Boating at the Ponte Vecchio in Florence – an A3 print – available in my Etsy shop
This is my watercolour of this statue of the Madonna -Not one of the more usual tourist haunts but just a short distance from the amphitheater. Sited at the junction of five roads within the NE of the city.
Well worth a visit – with some nice local cafe’s, bars and shops.
Here is one of my paintings from a holiday on the Cinque Terre (or Five Earths) coast in the NW of Italy.
This is a view from the coast path which links this picturesque area. It is a stiff walk up from the railway station, but worth it – there is also a small cafe just along the way for refreshments!
Vernazza is one of the original fishing villages, with a great harbour – which is also a good spot for cafe society. Tourism is probably the main industry, but you can feel the edd and flow of it according to when the trains arrive and when it is busy. There are also many twisting hillway paths to explore…
Riomaggiore, on the Cinque Terre, Italy. Here is my take on the view of the harbour – this is also available as a print on my Etsy site
A view of the Ponte Vecchio (or Old Bridge) in Florence, Italy.
This is my latest (November 2017) watercolour, based on a sketch done from next to the bridge done amongst the tourist hordes, the local artists and hawkers. Surprisingly sketching here wasn’t too bad – and I tended to be ignored by most of the passing crowds – perhaps they are just too used to seeing sketchers and artists here? Anyway I hope you like this view.
This watercolour is now available as a print from my Etsy shop
Another view of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, this time from outside the Uffizi Gallery.
A view of the Church of St Michele and the Piazza St Michel in Lucca, Tuscany.
Also available as a print from my Etsy shop