Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Almond Tree in Flower
Il mandorlo in fiore - sounds beautiful in Italian. This started as a quick impression in my sketchbook but ended up rather tighter than I intended. Difficult to capture the blossom against a pale watercolour sky. I ended up adding a little Gouache.
Have you seen Van Gogh's oil painting Peach trees in blossom? Beautiful. I'm tempted to try this almond tree in acrylic in the VVG style but not sure that I should be distracted by acrylics again at this stage.
We finally got our Italian driver's licenses yesterday! It only took five months! Even more reason to beware on the Italian roads ;)