Remembering Sicily

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Sicily

January 28, 2012. This image was in my mind from our trip to Sicily a few weeks ago. I kept thinking that I wanted to stop the car to take photos of these old farmhouses along the road, but I felt too sick to do anything but close my eyes while my wife drove. I decided against using a pen this time, as I think it detracts from the warmth and softness of these old structures.

9 comments:

Rene Fijten said...

Good to see you try watercolour without linework. You were that sick? Hopefully better now?

RobCarey said...

Yes, although there is line work here- it's just in pencil, so it's very subtle. I probably wasn't that sick- I'm just a big baby! ;)

pencilscribbles said...

Love this!

Donato Mola said...

WOW Rob. Amazing! This is a real masterpiece. Like the evolution of your style. Great work.

RobCarey said...

thanks- I've always enjoyed people who draw only with pencil with watercolor, and it's something I'd like to do more.

Pierre Raby said...

This is great! The atmosphere, the earthy tones, the perfect and delicate composition... A wonderful watercolor Rob!

RobCarey said...

Thank you, Pierre. I loved the tones in Sicily and wish I could go back and see more.

Howard and Eileen Dueck said...

Rob. These are SO gorgeous. I was just panning through your drawings and these absolutely POP out! They are so soft and just draw you in. One of these - please!
Hope you are enjoying having Rachel in your class. Today I gave her teacher here your blog address so she can see what you're made of! :)
Talk to you another day....eileen

RobCarey said...

I'm really enjoying Rachel. She's quite the artist and writer too!