Sunday, 26 February 2012

Standing together in Orvieto with Robyn, someday!

My card from Robyn arrived, reviving wonderful memories of the Piazza Duomo in Orvieto, Italy. She talks about the quaint little buildings in the shadow of the church. An amazing church, I remember so clearly as there happened to be a wedding the day we were there and I have wonderful pictures of the bride on the steps. I also bought some of the hand painted tiles that are sold in the village shops. They say that the local children paint them, I don't know if its true but I want to believe it is. We carried home those tiles and some hand forged, iron rings for our outdoor room where they sit today and a reminder of our wonderful trip.Her postcard is a painting of the clock tower that I think we climbed to the top of and took some amazing photos of the surrounding vistas!  Next time we shall meet in the Piazza for a gelato or a cappuccino and sketch together!!

8 comments:

vivien said...

lovely sketch and the people sit in it beautifully and add life

Alison Staite said...

Oh golly. I've been to Orvieto too and stood in this square. This brings it all back perfectly! Great sketch.

Pat said...

Robyn, this one is really lovely. So fresh and clean. It calls for everyone to stand and enjoy the view.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

Robyn...this is beautiful! Your two figures are perfect in the scene. ne day I'll be standing there as one of your figures..
ronelle

Charlene Brown said...

Robyn’s delightful settings have such a strong ‘wish I was there’ appeal… and if it’s okay with the rest of you standing around, I’d prefer to sit and enjoy this view.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Robyn's figures do indeed bring the sketch to life. Aren't Italian provincial towns nice-looking....

Cathy Gatland said...

Oh, I would love to be one of those people in that square too, in that warm Italian light - lovely Robyn.

Robyn Sinclair said...

I've only now discovered all your lovely comments. As you know I almost never include figures in my sketches. This is really encouraging. Many thanks.

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