Yesterday, we ate at a most delightful restaurant. On the main street, right on the way home, is Casa e Bottega. A restaurant/juice bar. A unique variety of accessories are displayed, and the color theme is white, with many shades of blue throughout. Although colorful ceramic planters like the one sketched here add a funky feel and keep you from being too calm with all the blues!
Our meals were a feast for the eyes and palate, and we each bought a juice to have for breakfast the next morning.
Pretty sure I’ll be sketching more of their decor to share!
This is one of the views of the mountains from my terrace. (I know it’s not MY terrace, but let’s pretend for now!)
I hope to complete all the mountain top views from here to Praiano, which is as far as you can see up the coast. (from my terrace!)
Started this one yesterday, finished adding color today.
Here’s how I spent my first day alone here: woke up with grandiose plans to walk, sketch and organize. Instead, I woke up, had 2 pots of coffee while I “relaxed”, fed the creatures, relaxed some more, ate some lunch (yes, by then it was that late!) then showered, washed and hung out a few clothes, and moved my stuff to another room, where I will stay the rest of the month.
My plans to sketch any part of the fantastic view came to an abrupt stop when I spied this little guy on the living room ceiling!
Since I kept staring at this lizard, I figured I might as well sketch him.
Will he stay up there? Will he jump down? Do I make friends with him (of course it could be a she) or do I gently assist his exit?
This is new to me, and I appreciate any ideas on what to do next. And no, leaving is not an option! I am caretaking a pair of furry friends, so I’m here for the duration.
Back in March 2014, I was in Positano, you may have seen my post before.
But, I just went through my sketchbook and found several sketches that weren’t scanned in.
On a different subject and a different trip:
A little clue about an upcoming trip I’ll be taking – it is titled “Blue boats beneath golden ramparts.”
And, surprise – one of my Italy sketches last year was of their blue boats! Coincidence?
Clue #2 – the trip won’t be in Europe! Hehe, more clues will follow!
Here are several sketches I completed in Italy earlier this year. They were forgotten in my post-trip blues! Or maybe because I was so busy riding my new scooter during the summer!
Anyway, I’m posting them together – there may be more, but they will be sketched from photos, which, as you may know, are not as much fun as sketching in person. Some of the “joie de vie” may be missing.
There is so much beauty in this tiny little corner of Italy – I’m sure I need to return as soon as possible!
Oh, I just noticed – the art quote for today is:
“Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love. “-Alfred Sisley
How true is that for this post? Hmm?
The entrance to a B&B, really liked the gate and the sign. It’s so much fun doing these now in the dead of winter, they take me back to those warm, sunny days! Painted from my photos taken on our hike.