Do you have a view that never fails to take your breath away… no matter how many times you see it?
My favourite is probably Florence’s Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, more affectionately known as Il Duomo. I have seen it in person dozens of times, and it always makes me sigh and renders me speechless. Even when I see a photo of it, I’m affected!
So, it goes without saying, it’s the specific subject I’ve drawn and painted most frequently. And, it’s the subject of my 69th Mini Vacation ink and watercolour piece. This painting showcases the side view over the red-tiled rooftops from a Palazzo Vecchio window. (Drawn from a favourite 2009 photo reference)
As I’m off to Italy in early May, I’ll be making a quick stop in Piazza del Duomo to be blown away, astonished, flabbergasted, bowled over, dazzled, agog, and ultimately… made speechless!!
(Just purchased by a collector and a fellow lover of Florence!)