|10" x 7", ink & watercolor in Stillman & Birn Beta series sketchbook|
As we drove through the countryside on our way from San Gimignano to Lucca, the scenes we passed were enough to keep a constant smile on my face.
Olive groves, vineyards, villas, and bright green hillsides combined with warm sunshine and clear blue skies to make a day that was pretty nearly perfect.
We stopped often to take photos along the way, and when I could tear my eyes away from the gorgeous views, I started to notice what was right at my feet.
Tucked in among the grasses were delicate wildflowers that begged to be included in my travel journal. Since I didn't have time to linger and sketch, I snapped photos to work from later.
I recognized a few of the varieties from similar flowers back home in Pennsylvania, like buttercups, grape hyacinth, coltsfoot, and wild iris.
Altogether, they made one of the prettiest pages in my travel journal.
The soft, flowery painted text is the perfect complement to this page of floral beauties.
Wouldn't this sketch make a lovely print?
It could be yours if you enter my Italy Sketch Giveaway -
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