Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chiesa di Mammi - Watercolour Tuscany


Watercolour W&N Cotman 10" x 7" sketchbook

I took the high road for the first time today - a return trip of 5.4 Km, half of which was directly up hill! I've been walking every morning this week as usual but not sketching, so I felt I owed a sketch to our Sketchercise Ning.

The little church of Mammi (above) is high in the hills above our town. It was a demanding hike for what should have been my day of rest!

The view was certainly worth the effort though.

Castiglion Fiorentino and surrounding olive groves

Closer to home.

18 comments:

Cathy said...

Your picture is just gorgeous Robyn. I love all the photos too. I wish I could draw, but I am sadly lacking in that talent. Perhaps I could walk and take photos instead!

Candy said...

This is such a pretty watercolor. What a beautiful area you have to take walks in! It looks like the weather is perfect, too.

Lin said...

oH rOBYN!! HOW GLORIOUS! And mercy, what a view ... so wish Icould be there walking withyou!

Jennifer Rose said...

really nice sketch, worth the walk :)

I love seeing scenery pictures like those. Its really neat to see the differences in locations and sometimes the similarities too :)

Laureline said...

I'm crying in my beer (not really) that the economy's tanking forced me to cancel my trip to you and Tuscany. This little painting really hits hard. Oh, you lucky woman. Oh, you wonderful painter.

dominique eichi said...

what a lovely sketch, it give such a feeling of been there.

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beutiful location you live in! I love the little painting too; you've captured a real sense of the area. Lovely!

Jeanette said...

ooooh, very nice watercolour. I get a real sense of being there, feeling the heat of the sun. Lovely.

And often difficult treks are rewarded at the end by wonderful views. Love the photos of the area.

caseytoussaint said...

Ahh - gorgeous. Thanks for this little window into your part of the world.

Anonymous said...

bellisima...sempre belisima...am going to miss Italy for sure...Jil

Joan said...

Super job on this!!!! I love the lights and shadows. I'm glad you're continuing the sketchercise! I've enjoyed seeing what you find to sketch on your walks.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Lovely sketch... simple yet powerful image. Well done.

mARTa said...

I enjoyed sketchercising on my recent travels but here at home; it's just too hot to walk. Lovely little watercolor you have from your hike!

Frank said...

I share the same views. Liked your blog very much.

cathsheard said...

Lovely views - and a lively sketch.

Robyn said...

Thank you everyone, although I suspect it is Tuscany that deserves the credit.

Now I'm going to call in on all your blogs which I have been sadly neglecting lately.

Dana Cochran said...

Robin, I absolutely love your work, especially your watercolor paintings like this one. Oh, to have those views!

Thanks for leaving your kind and encouraging words on my blog about my little dog Gigi. She is a trooper.

Robyn said...

Thanks so much Dana, and hugs to Ginger.

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