Back from the small and natural Isola di Capraia, its volcanic origin given away by the dramatic shapes and colours of its rock formations, I'm sharing two of the four sketches I produced (others are published on my blog if you wish).
The Castle, partly collapsed centuries ago in the sea, is partly made of the rock it stands upon. The other formation, unfinished yet, tops one of the cliffs and it bears evidence of having once been under the sea.
Capraia is in Tuscany but actually much closer to Corsica (France). It's an idyllic place in spring, when migration brings on the island hundreds of birds that stop to rest and feed before leaving again. The village is inhabited by only 200 people in winter.
We gathered as a group of artists for an ex-tempore competition and were met by summery weather, crystal-clear waters and dolphins playing around our boat...