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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Modica SIcily

I visited the beautiful town of Modica on my June voyage to Sicily.We first visited the chocolate  shop of the famous Modica Chocolate and  were offered samples of chocolate made with many many types of flavors.
 Our group had dinner a few doors away from the chocolate shop a  Osteria with a Sicilian cuisine.[The "starters" were a meal in inself.] Here is the image of my  painting of the restaurant doorway.  Notice the "niche" on the wall.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

More Monreale

I some how lost my tourgroup when I was looking for more images to paint.  I met a couple from Santa Fe NM looking out on this view. I also photographed the scene and worked up this watercolor.  Look for it soon on,
Monreal Landscape

Last week I  completed two more paintings from Monreale.I believe it is one of the most visited hilltowns in Sicily.  While our tour guide Diana Mazza spoke about the  history and the art of the interior of the cathedral, I sat and did a colored pencil sketch, and listened to the talk on my ear phones. The first image is that image and the second a watercolor I did  in  my studio from  a photo I took.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I saw  beautiful flowers driving up to Mount Etna and in the Catania area.  I never imagined  the volcano's ashes could produce such a display. Cactus are found throughout Sicily. However I was so impressed by the huge display of blue morning glory among the cactus plants.  This watercolor  was painted from my memory of the scenes.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

"Hills of Savoca"
One of the most beauatiful hill towns of Sicily. I sat and did a sketch from this spot while my fellow travelers climbs to the church of San Nicolo.  I was there one of the scenes from the movie "Godfather" was filmed.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Warm weather in North Carolina, but nice breezes, the last two days. Did some gardening on Saturday but then finished this painting.
Capers Plant

Capers plant on street of Savoca Sicily. I was delighted to find a plant that produced capers, a favorite to use in my cooking .. I found a few flowers that were fading so I embellished the painting with more florals.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Walking through Ortigia, the old section of Siracusa Sicily this June, was a wonderful experience.My husband and I
 had driven through the area many years ago, unable to find a parking space.  The building I illustrated is seen at the entrance to the island. Bought some  lovely earings in the old market.

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Comlepeted "Fountain in Ragusa "  There are so many images to paint of this beautiful city.
I must return to Ragusa# for a longer stay.
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