A sketch of the beautiful, bronze David by Donatello. Commissioned by Cosimo de Medici, it was originally placed in the courtyard of the Medici Palazzo. It was the first free standing nude sculpture in the round since antiquity (and the first unsupported bronze cast in … Read More →
Monthly Archives: October 2011
While on a painting excursion with my watercolor class we stopped on the edge of the Boboli gardes in order to paint a view of the Florence skyline. The Duomo completely dominates the view, like a hill in its own right. I sketched this using … Read More →
From a page in my sketchbook when I was in Pistoia this past September. There was a rolling storm that passed over the hillside. The clouds and hills would merge together at times almost indistinguishable from one another, all bluish greys and silver. There was … Read More →
The young olive tree in the Aegean Center courtyard now heavy with olives.