I arrived on Tuesday, brother and sister on Wednesday, and Alex came home on Saturday. School starts on Wednesday. I'm looking for time to sketch. I'm sure I'll find it soon enough...
Guess the vacation is officially over!
Back in the middle ages these houses presented a much different facade to the river. Then, this was a solid and impenetrable containing wall to defend against invaders. Over time, with the disappearance of external enemies, windows, balconies, porches and other openings began to appear. Somehow it has managed to achieve a colorful harmony and is a big part of the charm of Girona .
This was a fun sketch to do. I made two buildings a story taller than they actually were by mistake but I like how it all turned out.
I an finding that where I draw is more important than what I draw. In Spain, at this time of year, I'm looking for a cool spot with a breeze and a place to sit down. This is drawn looking out toward the city from the Hall of Columns. The colorful serpentine tile benches are above this hall. The difference in temperature between above and below is about 15° (F). Again, the crowds of people are missing. I need them here to add scale to the drawing. the base of these columns is about 5' tall.