Friday, March 30, 2007
I love Wednesdays
Wednesday is the day my Art Group meets. I love saying that!
It's taken almost two years for me to find a local art group. Now, thanks to generous friends, each Wednesday afternoon I will spend three hours in the art studio of a beautifully restored 13th century convent owned by the Tanganelli family.
Back in September the first sketch I did in my Moleskine was the restored convent, Residence Le Santucce.
I had no idea there was an art studio behind those walls. Fate!
At present everyone is painting in oils - the only medium I don't have in my mini-warehouse of art supplies. Yet!
This week I just sat quietly and sketched. Quietly, because only my gracious hostess, Miranda, speaks English. Everyone hopes this is going to help my Italian. If this doesn't motivate me, nothing will! On the other hand my companions are more likely to improve their English.
Next Wednesday I'm going to dip a toe into the world of classic oil painting. To say I'm excited would be an understatement.