Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sketchbook Journeys - Italy: Day 14 (Sunset in Cinque Terre)

Sunset in Cinque of the most amazing scenes of the entire trip.

10" x 7" ink & watercolor in Stillman & Birn Beta series sketchbook. Sketched on location with Pigma Micron pen, black, and painted later at home.

It seemed almost too beautiful and perfect to be real. The picture postcard village of Manarola sat perched on the rugged cliffs above a sparkling sea. Houses nestled into each other, and terraced gardens marched up the surrounding hills.

The setting sun warmed the buildings with a golden glow and deep purple shadows hinted at the coming night. Experiences like this are what make travel worth the hassles and frustrations and expense. They change you.


  1. How I would love to curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea and one of your sketchbooks to have a good old nose through! I imagine I would be happy for hours! :0)

  2. You captured the clustered houses on the cliff perfectly! I like the golden glow of the sunset on the buildings.


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