Friday, June 19, 2015

A Sicilian view...

I've spent a lot of time recently looking at this hillside. It was enjoyable etching it into my memory through the creation of this drawing I feel called to share here on the blog today after a long period of blogging silence.
Peering out the window, my mind would relax into the distance of this view, the little farm house, built of gray-black etna stone, the terraced overgrown groves of orange trees, the quintessential prickly pear tree, the wild weeds sprouting everywhere and already dry with the early summer heat. 
There is nothing unique about this hillside, there are a thousand others just like it all over this island, but I am grateful for the ripose it offered me in a time of need, for the simple rugged beauty, the wild cultivation, the spark of inspiration, my love of lines and colors that emerged in a natural graceful flow of creativity. 
The beautiful Sicilian countryside always inspires my creativity.
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  1. I love this, Karen. It is so simple, evocative and peaceful. It transports me. I can't quite wrap my head around the idea of digital drawing. My fall tour to Sicily is drawing, drawing, with a wonderful artist/teacher. It was a great tour last year and even I, a relative stranger to the art, really enjoyed it and improved. One can't help but be absolutely present when you draw. And when you really look, you see things like you've never seen them. You clearly have a natural gift. Thank you for sharing your work.

    1. Thank you so much Karen for your sweet comment. I am so happy you enjoy this drawing!


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