Thursday, December 29, 2016

Basilica di Santa Ciara, Assisi

A view, drawn from life in my sketchbook, of the basilica of Saint Clare - the close companion of Saint Francis of Assisi. She is buried there, in the 19th century crypt.

But the building is 13th century, and is a nice enough example of the rather squat Italian Gothic style of the central Middle Ages. It's basically a huge stone barn, with what are surely the ostriches of the flying buttress world. They barely look as if they could get off the ground at all.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Studio model with mirror

Even when the model strikes a good pose, you don't always get a good angle. I diverted myself with the drapery, and my colleague in the mirror.