Monday, March 5, 2012

Roma in Pastello (e in bianco & nero)


When I brought a photo I took at The Forum in Rome, to my pastel workshop, some of the ladies thought I was crazy. I mean, yes, there is lot going on and an awful lot of stones and remnants of ruins but, as with most things in life, you just have to simplify. So, I left some of it very loose and dreamy and I also let quite a lot of the watercolor underpainting show through the pastel. It's at the framers now but I took a quick shot of it on my iPhone to share with you!

I miss Rome. Can you tell?


Roman Forum in May
pastel over watercolor underpainting




Sometime in your life you will go on a journey.
It will be the longest journey you have ever taken.
It is the journey to find yourself.

~Katherine Sharp


Rome photos from my point and shoot

Borghese Gardens 2008


The Pantheon 2008


Saint Peter's Basilica 2008








Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Piazza del Popolo 2010



Piazza Navona 2008


Santa Maria del Popolo 2010


Santa Maria in Trastavere 2010




Have you been to Rome? If not, is it on your list? Is something else? If you could teleport yourself somewhere today, where would you go?

As you can tell, I am fantasizing today instead of studying but
I guess it's time that I get back to it.

Have a beautiful week!
Blessings and light!


21 comments:

Loree said...

I miss Rome too and I would go back any day.

Merisi said...

Beautiful painting and photos!

I have felt the one or other pang of homesickness for Rome lately (it was my home for many years). Somehow I need to find a way to go and visit, soon!

ParisBreakfasts said...

Bravo to you!!
Very ambitious venture and what a beautiful result!
Your photos are exquisite too..
It's been too long since I visited Roma...

Annika kafe´resor och Riga said...

I love Rome!! Such a wonderful inspiring place. Annika

mermaid gallery said...

i hitch hiked right by Rome in 1974...not much money and i was heading for Crete to laze about with the hippies of Matala....I'd go back there in a new age minute.....

mermaid gallery said...

i hitch hiked right by Rome in 1974...not much money and i was heading for Crete to laze about with the hippies of Matala....I'd go back there in a new age minute.....

PK Studios said...

Lovely lovely darling!

Emily said...

I miss Rome, too -- and my life in Italy. Your pictures, and your amazing painting, make me kind of homesick, but they're lovely.

Tito said...

Well done Cobalt Violet! Your pastel of the "Foro Romano" is simply beautiful! Ciao!

JANE MINTER said...

back to Rome !...wonderful pastel painting ..i'd love to paint one or two of your photos super shots lucinda .

becky said...

Nice work!

Yes, I've been to Rome...it was divine. Afterward, I posted a piece called "When In Rome"...I should go back to my archives and dig it out for a review :)

I miss Rome, too.

Cobalt Violet said...

Absolutely Jane! Paint away. I'd love to see what you do!

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh my gosh, that's awesome! Any photos ? ;)

Cobalt Violet said...

I'd love to see it!

Cobalt Violet said...

Grazie peri vostri commenti i miei amici!
Thanks for the comments! :)

Joanne said...

Hi lovely Lucinda,
I can tell you miss Italy because your painting is a very sensitive piece of artwork. Love the stone shapes and forms in your picture.
I don't think I have ever been to Rome, but I can't remember because I was very young when I visited Venice with my mum. I think we went on a day trip to Rome once.
Your gorgeous photos make me want to go there. I love Florence, Siena and the Tuscany area. They are places I have been to in later years and like you, I miss Italy as well!
My favourite movie is The talented Mr Ripley. Have you seen it?
It's a must see film if you love Italy.
Great to catch up with you again, sorry for the delay.
Have a good week.
Jo. x

Leovi said...

I love the pretty pastels and these beautiful photos of Rome, Magnificent B & W. Greetings.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

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