The weather is getting pretty chilly on this beautiful island of Paros–not the optimal time to go outside and paint seascapes. Before I painted this watercolor I was doing some studies off the edge of some rocks looking out over the sea. The wind was … Read More →
Monthly Archives: November 2011
A watercolor of Jamie from my sketchbook. A detail:
Here’s another watercolor from my sketchbook from Dog Beach in San Diego. Unlike the last one this one is dog free.
There are countless treasures at the Naples National Archaeological Museum, just too many. Many of the works were recovered from excavations in Pompeii and Herculaneum ranging from gold headpieces to vases to jewelry to the magnificent bronze and marble sculptures and mosaics. It is stunning … Read More →
A sketch in Tombo Markers of the medieval castle Castel Nuovo in downtown Napoli.
Pompeii is only a 45 minute suburban train ride away from Napoli. Herculaneum is even closer. I visited these two ancient and profound sites under the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius. They were both preserved after the volcano erupted in 79 A.D., covering both cities with … Read More →
Here’s are some more sketches from the National Museum of the Capodimonte after paintings from Carracci, Ribera, Michelangelo and Brueghel:
Another sketch from the National Museum of the Capodimonte in Napoli. This is of the lovely and sensual painting by Titan of the mythological princess Danaë as she is seduced by Zeus in the form of gold coins showering down upon her. In the painting … Read More →
I went to Napoli this summer for the first time this past summer. I loved it. It was gritty and dense but people were very friendly and helpful, the pizza, coffee and spaghetti con vongole (spaghetti and clams) were delicious and it has some of … Read More →
A drawing of the Giambologna sculpture in the Loggia dei Lanzi of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence. The Loggia is a great place to sit, draw, people watch, look at incredible sculptures and just generally take in the hustle bustle scene of touristy but … Read More →