Our first full day in Oriveto included walking and walking and walking.
Bill and Kristi gave us the full town tour which left me with aching muscles and joints.
We were on a artful mission.
To observe, sketch, collect visual imagery with camera and rubbings, and to take inspiration back to the studio.
For our first studio warm-up we carved a stamp using the found inspiration. Our packet from Misty included this tiny journal and I used my stamp for the cover. I came home with the assignment to fill the pages of this tiny journal.
Our packet also included a page from an art book that we were then suppose to use as inspiration for a quick sketch. This was on one side of the page. Dear Misty, I had a fleeting thought about using it. Fleeting! However, The Rucellai Madonna was on the other side and I chose it for the above. I carried a set of chalk pastels and used them for the first time. There was no time to finish as we were off for a wine and olive oil tasting at The Palace of Taste and then a group dinner at LaPalomba.
Dot, Misty, John and Kristi.