Sunday, February 10, 2008
Sketched this using sepia water soluble pens. Used a brush and water to get the ink to flow and create the wash tone. It was cold outside and the fire in the fireplace made for a cosy place to sit. The fine pen was dried out the the thick pen was too thick, but it was still fun. The Casa Buitoni is an old villa bought by Nestle when they purchased several food brands and was once owned by the Buitoni family, who were the first to make durham semolina pasta. The Casa overlooks the medieval town of Sansepolcro, Tuscany, Italy.
This watercolor was done on 9 x 12 Arches 140 lb. cold pressed block. I took my painting stuff on my latest business trip to Europe and
managed to get just one water color sketch done. I got plenty of good photos for inspiration for further painting.