|10" x 7", ink, watercolor pencil, and watercolor in Stillman & Birn Beta series sketchbook|
Our first stop was the medieval walled city of San Gimignano, famous for its fourteen towers which form an unforgettable picture against the bright blue sky.
|Drawn with a Derwent chocolate 66 watercolour pencil, with watercolor washes added on top|
I wish we had had more time to explore. The place just oozes history, and the architecture is incredible.
|Drawn with a Sakura Pigma Micron 01 black pen, with watercolor wash|
There were really nice shops, too, filled with Italian leather purses, embroidered linens, and hand-painted pottery.
|10" x 7", ink & watercolor in Stillman & Birn Beta series sketchbook|
I felt like a typical tourist, stopping to snap photos every few feet. "Oooh! Look at that door! Oh, look at those adorable little old ladies standing under that archway! What a great composition! Oh!! Look at the laundry hanging against that 500 year-old stone wall! And the view! Augh! I can't stand it - it's so BEAUTIFUL!!!"
Yes, that's exactly how I spent my hours in San Gimignano. And my days in Tuscany.
It's really that wonderful.