Into my travel journal went more drawings of two more artists I met at the art course in Tuscany.
The first drawing is of Sue in Panicale, Umbria – a gorgeous village we had stopped to draw but that turned more into a drinks and shopping stop. Sue and I cajoled everyone to order a Spritz cocktail instead of a coffee at 11:00 a.m. at a piazza cafe, so no wonder most were not in the mood later to draw! I couldn’t pass up the opportunity though. I plunked myself down to draw this pretty main square and Sue, the last one to leave the shops. Sue’s artistic talents extend far beyond her painting abilities, as she’s also heavily involved in theatre – she has a great eye for creating emotion through visuals and music, and made a fantastic film as one of her art projects.
One afternoon we sat in Piazza Grande in Arezzo to draw. I did this next sketch of Hilary, sitting on a statuary, as she was deep in her drawing. Hilary is a graphic artist who uses her illustrative eye to capture patterns in her drawings, and in her photography. She produced a very evocative photography show as one of her art projects.
Both of these women were a joy to get to know – Hilary’s dry wit and Sue’s colourful stories made for lots of laughs!