Monday, October 19, 2009

Map-reading in Siena



I think I might have already mentioned the mediaeval city of Siena in Italy and its wonderful shell-shaped 'campo' in previous postings. Well, if you like sketching people, there are very few places as good as this for the job. The curve of the ground - which I believe is artificial, thus actually built this way - allows for people to lie and rest in the sun, and while they are just chillin', I can sketch them. It's brilliant.

Yes, some notice and comment. Most people don't mind. I make a point of explaining myself to parents though - wouldn't want them to worry.

This has gone to the US with several other water colours to help raise funds for a charity. More about that later.

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