Category Archives: Sicily

Churches in the Landscape

It is no real surprise that Churches offer the painter a great subject, often as the focal point of a painting.

Looking through some of my watercolours of the past few years there are many with Churches featured in them. The beautiful architecture of Churches and their often prominent locations provides an exciting subject for me in many paintings.

Some of these are painted as they may have been in the past, to help illustrate family history events , whilst others just bring the subject together in a pleasing way (to me anyway!).

I have gathered together in this large post some from my archives of painting from various locations around Europe.

I hope  you enjoy seeing them, I am sure many will have visited them on their own holidays.

Watercolours of Boats

It has always been fun to paint pictures with boats in them. I have blogged some of these before but here are some new ones  painted during this summer as well.

Sadly the fishing boat on Littlestone beach was burned out and destroyed in 2009 , it was a lovely fishing boat.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did in painting them.

Happy travels!

Sicily May 2012

Well here I am in beautiful Sicily for a few days enjoying the late spring sunshine

Staying at Taormina we have been travelling around some fairly local places and it has given me the chance to paint a few quick watercolours of this beautiful coast line round Mount Etna.

These will serve as a reminder , together with the photos for some better painting once home.

More to come I hope but here are some painted over the past few days

Not only is the scenery great but the very friendly people serve up great food and terrific local wine!

I hope they either encourage you to visit there or relive happy memories.

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