A Room with a View
watercolor on paper (Daler Rowney cold pressed) 18 x 13 cm/ 5 x7 in.
― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View
Sunday morning a fishing competition forced my husband and I up river to kayak. There was no place for me to sit nearby so I ventured into the town of Subiaco to plein air paint. I have always wanted to paint a portion of this house which I have been infatuated with for years. I was also very attracted to the old style street lamp and the flowers blooming on the sill. This home looks over the Aniene River and has a beautiful mountain view. The owner of the house is very kind and came out to see what I was doing as did many of the friendly folk walking by. Being accustomed to the colder ways of the big city, I appreciate smaller towns where people take the time to greet each other, even strangers. "Buon giorno" is all I heard over and over that morning.
We finished up before lunch, in time to pick buckets of figs. My father in law has a house close by with three fig trees that are at their peak! I ate a bucket's worth myself. Yesterday I made jam, if I had time I would have painted the fruit but for now we settle for eating them! I wish I could share them with all of you!
|The house looks over the river and mountains. Sunday morning, you could hear the church bells ringing from above, the calming noise from a nearby fountain and river.|