I did this drawing in Belgium, summer 2021.
This is near the Acropolis at the Selinunte Archaeological Park, the largest archaeology zone in Europe.
Selinunte is my favorite site for Greek temples, in large measure because of the setting. It overlooks the Med. The Acropolis in Athens and i Valli dei Tempi in Agrigento are a very close second, especially the former for its dramatic views from a distance. Watercolor sketch about 4.5 x 5.75″ , 10 x 15 cm. Fits in a pocket so good for on the spot work.
My grandparents were born nearby. In fact Selinunte was fed by an aqueduct that originated in Partanna.
I will write about our travels in Sicily, including our visit to Selinunte and Agrigento.
During our travels in Sicily in September 2021 I came across many dramatic scenes, both in nature and in the towns and cities we visited.
We picked up a passenger for a short ride on the canal. It’s gorgeous scenery as the lock keepers accompany you through dozens of hand operated locks, one of which we approach here, a second in the background.
The Sambre River flows from France into Belgium. You pass through many small charming towns and villages such as Namur and Dinant.
Leiden is a lovely small city. In these warmer days there are flowers on the bridges, people in the cafes, bikes about.
I came upon this scene as we biked through town. It’s festive, and somehow cozy despite being outdoors. Watercolors, ink.