Friday, January 28, 2011

Sorrento, Italy- Watercolor

Taking a break from my batch of oil paintings- I finished up a watercolor that has been in the "almost finished" pile for a while. This painting was done from a good supply of photos from our trip to Italy. We stayed at a beautiful hotel - Bellevue Syrene overlooking the Gulf of Naples, with a view of Mt. Vesuvius from our balcony. Needless to say, we took lots of pictures! I have painted it several times, and have a 48"X60" canvas on one of my easels that is just begging me to finish my oil painting of the view. It is maybe half way done and has been that way for quite some time! Sometimes for whatever reason, I am distracted before finishing a painting and it seems so difficult to get back to it. Anyway- I am happy to have this watercolor completed so I can frame it and enjoy it.
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  1. When does the next flight leave? This is gorgeous! I love the splash of purple flowers. I'm ready to dangle my feet in that water.

  2. Lovely watercolour!
    Reminded me of my vacation in Sorrento - how I wish I was painting them - Italy has so many beautiful places that cry out to be painted! You have done a very good job of capturing this one xx

  3. is one of the most beautiful places in Italy! But Sorrento is not the place that you have painted is called Atrani :-))
    Great job Sheryl!
    I wish you a happy weekend

  4. So beautifully done, Sheryl. Looks like a wonderful place to visit.

  5. Candy- I wish the next flight for me was NOW, I would love to go there again!
    Pat- Thank you! That, and Venice were my favorites for that kind of beauty- but I guess Rome and Pompeii for the awesome historical views!
    Franz- Grazie, and I wish you a happy weekend also!
    Carol- Thank you so much!

  6. What a beautiful painting and special keepsake for you. I love the amount of detail that you've captured. It certainly makes me want to visit there ........... someday......

  7. Très jolie aquarelle, remplie de sensibilité et de douceur.

  8. It's beautiful! Love that gentle color scheme.

  9. Thank you, Claire, Martine and Teresa! I think the wisteria growing down the cliff is my favorite part- after the colorful cabanas!


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