Old Church Ruins

Today I wanted to paint some ruins. My Town has many, as it’s been bombed during WWII and plenty of historical buildings have been torn down during the conflict. Today’s subject is an old Church, named St.Peter, which was the main one of the area before being destroyed.
Watercolor Church RuinsHere’s the comparison with the scene itself:
Watercolor Church Ruins Comparison with PhotoI dripped some blue on the bottom part of the facade, so I had to pretend that crack in the plaster was actually deeper than it really is. Damn watercolors!


Sketching around my town

I went out for a sketchwalk today. I tried sketching the two major churches we have directly on location, and it was quite a struggle compared to my usual photo references! The biggest issue has been perspective, and indeed it’s noticeable how both buildings (but especially the first one) have vertical lines that come closer towards the bottom. Bad result, but it’s always practice!

Santa Maria Church - Randazzo, Italy

San Nicola Church - Randazzo, Italy