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Fresh Produce Market

 Apricots for Sale watercolor on paper 5" x 7" / 12,5 cm x 17,5 cm



Rome is a city that wakes up early. My local market is open for business by as early as 6:30am. At that hour, the early morning sunlight warms up colors. When it hit these fresh summer apricots, the colors intensified as if it were a glow. Well, that is what I wish to convey: it is always a challenge to convey impressions on paper.

What is your favorite summer fruit? I don't think I can pick just one. 
Have a wonderful week! 




Catching a Wave

Catching a Wave Sketch I watercolor on paper
Catching a Wave Sketch II watercolor on paper

Catching a Wave Sketch III colored pencil in my sketchbook

Sitting by the seaside I can't help but be inspired by the beauty provided by waves and light. I have been trying to capture my impressions as the waves break in front of me. These are done on site only and are intended as observational practice, not as finished works of art. The ocean has my full respect, it is a very challenging subject. Constant change is a hard concept to grasp on paper.
I have also been busy filling up some of  my older sketchbooks. The warm weather makes it easy and I carry my supplies whenever possible, even on quick errands. I rely on my homemade sketchbooks the most. I prefer to choose the paper according to my needs, not always for watercolor. My daughter requested one as well! She loves to draw using graphite and colored pencil. She had very specific paper and size requirements, not an easy customer, the on…