One afternoon in Italy, we took a ferry over to Bellagio. There was a wonderful outdoor cafe where I sat down to paint while my friends enjoyed another gelato.

This is a pen and ink with watercolor, but I did the watercolor part first and added the ink later. There aren't many value changes here to make the scene dynamic, but it conveys the place.

"GELATO" Transparent Watercolor and Pen & Ink on 140#CP Fabriano Artistico 7 x 5"


Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Great plein aire pen and wash (or as you say - wash and pen!). Particularly like the free foliage and blooms in left corner. You sure got a lot of work done on your Italian trip. You're another 'speedy gonzalez' like our Anita.

Dawn said...

how fresh! I first thought this was on yupo. you left so much light and airyness to it. lovely Sandy, wish it was bigger.

Mi mundo a la acuarela said...

Lovely watercolor painting, congratulations, from Venezuela
Consuelo Moros

RHCarpenter said...

I like the airiness of this very much - it feels like a warm day. I would have been eating gelato and trying to paint at the same time :)