Saturday, August 20, 2016

Summer holiday sketch: view of Monte Conero from Porto Recanati


During my recent holiday in Italy I enjoyed sketching on the beach of my hometown Porto Recanati, this is a view of Mt Conero as seen from the northern beach of the town.


The page previous to the sketch contains some colour tests and a bird list from a day spent bird watching in the countryside. My palette contains only my own hand-made watercolour paints.
http://matteogrilli.blogspot.com.au/

14 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, Matteo! What a lovely place to be.

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  2. Wonderful loose quality to this. Had a look at your blog too. Fabulous artwork.

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  3. I really like the immediacy of the sketch, nice! How do you make watercolours?

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    1. Thank you, here is hou I make watercolours:
      http://matteogrilli.blogspot.com.au/p/handmade-watercolour-paints.html

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    2. With much pleasure Kate, thank you!

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    3. Coincidentally I've been doing a simplified for of that for the last couple of months, experimenting with digging my own or finding rocks to grind. Your post is incredibly helpful!

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    4. Thank you Kate, I'm glad it helped you. At some point I will try to make my own binder and pigment starting from rock, it sounds very exciting. I follow you on You Tube, I hope to see a video of your process at some point. Kind regards,
      Matteo

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  4. Thanks, Matteo. I'm looking at the website and the whole process is spellbinding.

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  5. Beautiful drawing. Exciting post. I greatly appreciated your link to making your own watercolors.

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