Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Windowsill Still Life

The first frost is upon us so I picked the last of the summer tomatoes today to ripen on the windowsill. The little ceramic birds who normally perch there alone seemed a tad disgruntled with their new neighbor.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Spotted this delightful monk going about his business in picturesque Cagliari, Sardinia. I thought this garb came from the imaginations of movie costumers but it seems to be the real deal.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


This apparently abandoned structure sits above a lake near Oschiri Olbia-Tempio, Italy.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tennies on the Line

There are so many things to paint in Sardinia this month and with time running short, I'm going to try line drawing with watercolor washes to paint as much as I can. It's such a beautiful place, the temptation for me is just to cruise around looking rather than painting. Sketching should help with that problem a little! Really loved this process--sketching is not something I normally do for a finished product.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

On the Line

This month's virtual paintout is in Sardinia. Every time I "travel" to a new country, I fall in love and this location was no exception. There are so many charming sights to see, and I particularly enjoyed the colorful clothespins on the clotheslines hanging from balconies.