Category Archives: Positano

Forgotten, but not gone!

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?

Capri doorway
Capri view
Hotel Margherita as seen from my balcony
Boat docked during our lunch at La Siren
Positano abandoned church
Positano beach cabanas
Positano mountains as viewed from my balcony

2010 Positano – hike to Nocelle…more

These are more sketches done from my photos taken on our hike.
This first picture is looking down – In the sea, the shape on the left is 3 islands, called “Li Galli Islands”, named Gallo Lungo, Rotomda and Castelletto. These islands are where Greek mythology would have you believe the three sirens tempted Ulysses on his way back home. The mass on the right is actually a large rock protruding from the sea known as “Whale Rock”.

In this second picture, looking up, we were in the town directly above Positano. Montepertuso, which literally means “hole in the mountain”. There is no official name for it, however legend says God was angry and put his fist through the mountain.