Bob’s postcard in watercolour
I have enjoyed your drawings and watercolors very much lately. Very instructive. It is so very compelling to be given these clues to your life, the place you live, and how you spend your time. I have admiration for artists like yourself, who work hard, enjoy a busy life and find it rewarding to draw pictures. Bravo.
My son is going to study in Florence for five months. He’s going to study art history, and make pictures, like us. I wish it was me going, but alas. When I was in art school, my friends went for study at the Tyler School of art in Rome. My brother did this during graduate school. Some of my friends made trips into Yugoslavia. Apparently, it was risky then. They were adventurers.
Thank you for this beautiful watercolor.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks again to Ziza and Dzana. Here are the originals on flickr:
Bob you are welcome – this is the least I could do for my grandson!
Marty, I envy your son. Florence is beautiful, but seeing master-works of Renaissance greats in Uffizi is an ultimate joy. I never expected them to be that great judging from reproductions I’ve seen so far. By far the most intriguing for me was “Adoration of the Magi” by Leonardo. Next was Titian who from now on is in my top 10 of all times. Not to mention such greats as Michaelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, dela Francesca, father and son Lippi, the genius of Paolo Ucello and so many others (did I miss Giotto?). And yes, Botticelli, who I didn’t care for before, knock me off my feet as well.
Tell your son to visit Siena and Lucca (I’m sure he already has plans for Rome, Pisa, Venice and Naples)- all must see and more.
Prepare him for rather expensive city of Florence, a bit untidy – almost messy, but beautiful. I could go on for ages, but he’ll catch up in no time. Just hope he brings the atmosphere to you (by photos, drawings, paintings, words, gestures, impressions and whatever other means he may come up with!) Good luck for him and I wish that you (and my grandson) also make this kind of visit…
Flower-power is back (soon)… Peace!
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