|Larry gets a nice guy from Paris to sign his sketchbook|
|Geraldine and Nancy get acquainted with some visitors to Siena|
When we did a group sketching project where each of us took a section of the panorama of buildings in the piazza and drew it in our sketchbooks. I urged them to draw freely and quickly, without worrying about accuracy. Whacky, crooked lines were encouraged and when we painted our sketches, we pushed the colors, turning dull rust-colored bricks into blushing pink or bright gold, and changing white awnings into green stripes.
Here are the buildings I drew:
And here's my sketch:
After sketching, I visited the Campo, the center of commerce and government for the province of Siena.
Then we walked up to the Duomo - doesn't it remind you of a fancy wedding cake?
Just look at the carvings and the colors of the marble - aren't they incredible?
And the inside.......words can't even begin to describe it!
Back at the villa, we put together all of our sketches to make a panorama of the Piazza del Campo...
Take a look at these fun, bright, colorful, slightly whacky sketches from my students...
Our time is winding down here, but I still have so much to share with you all. Patience, my friends! Tomorrow is my last day in Tuscany, and I want to soak up all I can of it before I fly off to Cornwall. More sketches are coming...eventually. :)