Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another Alessandro Andreuccetti Watercolour

Here is another painting by Alessandro Andreuccetti that I just love. What first strikes me is the movement, like autumn leaves in a breeze. The theme (autumn trees), the colour palette, and the impressionistic looseness are characteristic of my own painting style (when I used to paint, although I work in oils, not watercolours).

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Free write: A Rock

Here is the beginning of a story. What would you write next?

Evan stood on the beach facing the grey inhospitable sea. At the farthest distance, the rough woolen sky was separated from the clay-coloured ocean by the merest smudge of a horizon line. In the middle distance, the ocean was like stippled granite. Then closer to him, grey-green waves with foamy tops rose up and raced toward him up the beach, stopped just short of his dirty canvas runners, then slid back down carrying away little rivers of beach pebbles.

Pebbles. Rocks. In his pocket, a weight against the top of his thigh. A rock. A rock like the heat of an egg yolk, an eyeball, a heart pulsing in his pocket. . . .

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tuscan Hills landscapes

This watercolour was painted by Alessandro Andreuccetti. Images from his recent show were profiled on the Urban Sketchers site. I especially like this painting because of the sense of spaciousness and the quality of the light.

You can go to his blog at: and view other images of his paintings.