Roman Wabi-Sabi

Wabi–sabi (侘寂 ) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. (from Wikipedia) Yes, I found Japanese wabi-sabi at the Roman Colosseum. Beautiful textures crumbling down one into the other, on a […]

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Color at the Colosseum

Playing with watercolors at the Roman Colosseum. Oh yes, that was a very good day. 🙂 posted by Veronica FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY! In our new Facebook group, One Watercolor A Day, (view it HERE) we’ll be encouraging readers to follow along with the exercises on a weekly basis, and post their results. We’d love to […]

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Travels: Rome 2

This is another drawing from my trip to Rome. I had an hour to kill before departing to the airport, and decided to spend my remaining euros at the local “Cafe Bar” across the street from my hotel. The drawing kept growing, and the owner (pictured not very flatteringly with the upturned collar in the […]

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Travels: Rome 1

On my recent travels to Rome I took the time to do a little drawing, and this is my favorite one of that trip: One of the shady “gladiators” outside the Colosseum. He and his collegues were not overly thrilled at my attentions, so I had to do the sketch as fast as I could […]

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