Monday, April 2, 2012

little sketch in a pine wood-Concetta Flore

The "pineta" of Castelporziano used to be a vast pine forest extending behind Ostia, on the sea shore near Rome. A few years ago a devastating fire destroyed a large part of it, and though many pine trees have been re-planted, the maquis is still low. We walked towards an area that remained untouched and where the pine trees, still tall and healthy, harbored many songbirds and woodpeckers in full springtime activity.
I did this quick sketch on a small pad, 16x10 cm.


  1. Beautiful!! Lovely blog ~ I'm now following! So nice to "meet" you!
    Anne ♥♥

  2. Ciao,Concetta!Ho conosciuto il tuo blog tramite Matteo Grilli ed ora ricevo i tuoi aggiornamenti!.La pineta...per me che sono nata in Versilia ha un fascino tutto speciale che hai reso perfettamente in parole e segni!!!Un saluto da Rita Vaselli!

  3. What incredible depth you've gotten in such a small space! Brava, Concetta!

  4. It looks like a beautiful spot, Concetta. And you have rendered it well!

    1. thank you Kate, t's always a challenge for me to squeeze vistas in a small page...
      Yes Studio, it is a beautiful spot and re-growth is always encouraging, although many charred skeletons are still standing.

  5. I love this page Concetta. Looking at it I can almost hear those woodpeckers.


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