And I think people believe they are in Disneyland or a movie set, as they walk through town and into any open door or up any stair, maybe not realizing that people live and work here! I am really eager to get my walking guide done and available on the internet, as people really have no idea what they are seeing here.
So since it really has been too crowded to draw outside, I've continued to do some work inside...here are a few examples. The work at my desk is really different--much more careful, layered washes, etc.
Also, these are on real Arches watercolor paper, so it is taking the pencil and color very differently from my other sketches on a less expensive paper (I'm finding I like the cheaper paper better!)
|The house where Laura's mother grew up, right be the calanchi cliffs!|
I leave Civita in only a few days--this is Monday night, and I leave for Rome on Friday...then Sunday, I fly to Brazil. I'm in many ways sad to leave this place that I've gotten to know so well, but SOOOO excited about Brazil, and of course, I'll be VERY HAPPY to see my family and friends in Seattle.