Finestra, Lucca
Finestra, Lucca art

I had heard great things about Lucca, a Tuscan fortress city surrounded by medieval walls near Pisa, Italy. The city was as charming as I was expecting to be, and had a great small town flavor.

One small detail I noticed right away were the windows. In Florence they are all rectangular for the most part. But here in Lucca, they were all rounded at the tops. I love Italian windows, almost always comprised of green shutters on yellow unwashed walls. (This one was no exception.)

Specs: Pen & Ink on Moleskine sketchbook, 10 minutes.

Sketch of Florence by Tyson Wintibaugh
Sketch of Florence by Tyson Wintibaugh art

This gorgeous pen and ink sketch is by Tyson Wintibaugh, sketcher extraordinaire.

Subject: The Duomo
City: Florence, Italy
Specs: Pen and Ink in Moleskine pocket sketchbook.

Watercolor Studies from Lake Como
Watercolor Studies from Lake Como art
View of Menaggio, Italy.
Watercolor Studies from Lake Como art
A Room with a View in Varenna, Italy.

Varenna Sunset
Varenna Sunset art

“Varenna Sunset”
by Gayle Wheatley
Watercolor on Paper
5 x 8 inches

This piece was painted on location in Varenna, Italy. My hotel room had a balcony that opened right onto Lake Como, with spectacular views over the water! This watercolor was inspired by the subtle ways the light danced across the water at sunset.

Prints, cards, and more featuring this piece are available in my online store!

Varenna Sunset art