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Church of St Michael, Ghent, pen and ink

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At Sint-Michielskerk in Gent, Belgium on 300 gram paper, 21 x 30 cm/8.3 x 11.7″

I did this drawing in Belgium, summer 2021.

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Art Sicily

Seliununte- At the Beach (watercolor)

Selinunte Beach at the Acropolis
Selinunte- At the Beach (watercolor), 21 x30 cm/8..3 x 11.7″

This is near the Acropolis at the Selinunte Archaeological Park, the largest archaeology zone in Europe.

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Art Sicily

Selinunte, Greek era temples

Selinunte, Sicily

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.

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Art Sicily

Watercolor sketches from Sicily

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.

Modica from the Church, watercolor
Modica from the Church, watercolor sketch, approx 3 x 5″
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Lombardi Castle, Enna, Sicily pen and ink sketch, approx 3 x 5″
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Lombardi Castle, Enna, Sicily, watercolor sketch from pen and ink then digital colors, approx 3 x 5″
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Agrigento, watercolor sketch, approx 3 x 5″
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On the Blaton-Ath Canal (watercolor)

On the Blaton-Ath Canaln(Belgium)
On the Blaton-Ath Canal 24 x 32 cm/ 9.5″ x 12.5″ watercolor

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.

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Art Watercolor

Boat on the Sambre

Boat on the Sambre
Boat on the Sambre

The Sambre River flows from France into Belgium. You pass through many small charming towns and villages such as Namur and Dinant.

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Afghans Suffer

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Ed Comments on the Taliban
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Port Towers of Delft

Delft Port Towers
Delft Port Towers, pen and ink 21 x 30 cm / 8.3 x 11.7″
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Art Holland landscapes 2019

Harbor in Leiden, sketch

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Leiden, sketch of harbor

Leiden is a lovely small city. In these warmer days there are flowers on the bridges, people in the cafes, bikes about.

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Voorschoten

I came upon this scene as we biked through town. It’s festive, and somehow cozy despite being outdoors. Watercolors, ink.

Voorschoten
Voorschoten, village outside the Hague, watercolor and ink, 21 x 30 xm, 8.3 x 11.7″