After weeks of promising to begin painting and now that the weather has changed I have finally got things started. I have been meaning to create a series of stylised images of the wonderful variety of hill towns we have here about.
Tiny hamlets, monasteries, castles and abandoned farms all cling precariously to the hill slopes and the people miraculously eek out a living, as they have for thousands of years.
The sheer variety of locations makes painting and drawing in Umbria and Tuscany such a pleasure, there is always a new village nesteling in the next valley or wonderful medieval church sitting proudly on top of the next hill. So here is the start to my hill top village series. Enjoy.
- San Gimignano Gubbio