Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday Sketching and Watercolor

In the past few months I've had the pleasure of teaching a small group of students, which include a local Florentine (originally from Rome), and two American expats living in Florence. We've been having a lot of fun drawing and painting in the beautiful home and garden of our Italian hosts. We've also ventured out into the surrounding countryside which affords beautiful views of the city. Topics we've been discussing and practicing include value, color, and composition. We've also studied from past artists such as Turner, and the Macchiaioli group of Florentine painters who were active in the 19th C. Here are some of the works of my students...beautiful!