I’m in Italy for the next few weeks, touring around and sketching whenever I can. Over the next few weeks, you’re going to see a lot of Italian sketches as I’ve scheduled to post more from my Sketchbook Project, too. I apologize for the Italy overload…and for what it might do to your wine and pizza budget!
A few hours after getting off the plane in Rome, I headed down to the church and piazza of Santa Maria Maggiore to sketch. On my first trip to Italy in 2005, this church was the first big “wow” I experienced, so I thought it only right to commemorate my 10 years of coming here with a sketch.
I sat in the sun on the steps of the obelisk in the square, and sketched away. Painted it a few days later. (2-page spread in a small Stillman & Birn Alpha sketchbook with a Platinum Carbon desk pen, and various watercolours).
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