Friday, September 28, 2012

Painting in Montefalco

Having not done any watercolour painting for 14 months, it was time to go and give it another crack. So myself and another 11 like minded souls met up for the first time at Perugia airport. We met the tour organiser and our painting tutor for the week and were soon travelling to our hotel in the hilltop town of Montefalco.
Here are some of my photos from that week, together with my efforts of producing watercolour paintings from the inspirational scenes that abound in Umbria.

 Early morning at Stansted
In transit
On finals with Assisi in the distance
Montefalco houses
A classic Fiat 500
Every Italian door is different (no uPVC in sight)
Our tutor helps a budding artist capture the view
Perugia is full of character
Pink Vespa
Sagrantino grapes
The local vineyard in Montefalco
A typical hilltop scene
I must try painting this
Approaching sunset in Assisi
The Basilica di San Fransesco
Montefalco olive groves
Local transport
Glad I was sending postcards from Montefalco and not the B.... place
The hotel pool
Time to return home
Montefalco street
 Piazza Dante door
Fiat 500
On the hotel terrace
My first ever sketch
Montefalco landscape
I enjoyed my week in Italy and the weather, food, wine, views, and company were all good.

In other news, I see that Lewis Hamilton is leaving the McLaren F1 team at the end of the year, and will be joining the Mercedes team for 2013. So my suspicions mentioned in my post on the 8th of this month were correct.

The World T20 (WT20) cricket match tournament is underway in Sri Lanka. The England women won their first match yesterday when playing Pakistan. They are due to play India tomorrow and Australia on Monday.
I'll be keeping an eye on how it goes.

All the best


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