Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Montecchio watercolour

Montecchio with Vine 3" x 3" watercolour

Here is the fruit of this morning's Sketchercise. The grapes are already growing fat and in the distance is the castle of Montecchio, gifted to the English mercenary, Sir John Hawkwood (1320 - 1394) by the grateful rulers of Florence. I suspect Sir John was a bit of a thug who would change sides between the city states for a few dollars more. He's well worth reading about.

The wonderful thing about Sketchercise is that I'm home again each morning by 9am with a sketch or painting under my belt. Prior to Sketchercise I would still be in bed with my laptop looking at other people's paintings.


AutumnLeaves said...

What a lovely painting! You have me intrigued enough about Sketchercise to have clicked on the link. That said, here I sit on the computer looking at what other people create! LOL

caseytoussaint said...

Wow - I am so impressed that you can do such a beautiful painting while on a walk! That would be a full morning's work for me. This is very beautiful - the strong values really make it pop out.

Robyn said...

Thanks AL - I agree, it's very enjoyable sitting at the computer looking at what other people create.

Casey - Thank you. Believe me, I was there for a while!

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