IFJM 6: Florence, the City of David

6 April 2015

W15 4 6 IFJM 001I called upon the spirit of Rodin to guide me through drawing David by Michelangelo.
No watercolors allowed.  Sketchbook in plain sight.

10:30am  “Galleria dell’Accademia.  Appointment with David.  I never saw it the first time to Florence because I saw the fakery and thought it was the original.
No watercolors, so took my limited time with a gesture drawing a la Rodin!
Very rusty, got better as I moved from left to right.  Big hands, like Rodin’s hands.”

“Fiction is a lie. 
Good fiction is the truth inside the lie.” 
Stephen King

W15 4 6 IFJM 003

Right versus left:
“5 minute impression.  Over an hour during lunch. 
Old style [mine] versus new try all watercolor impression.
Shaky at best but such fun!
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower;Cattedrale de Santa Maria del Flore.
Architects Cambio and dome by Brunelleschi.”

“This is my skin.  This is not your skin, yet you are still under it!”  Ian Thomas


Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, De Artramentis Document and Super5 ink, and Daniel Smith, Holbien and QoR watercolors.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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7 Responses to IFJM 6: Florence, the City of David

  1. joantav says:

    Great sketches of David and the Cathedral!!! I’m enjoying your trip. You mentioned surgery of FB. Hope it goes well.


    • Thank you. I had a lot of fun with David! Say i to me on FB so I know you — for some reason I am not putting two and two together. Maybe it is the drugs! Kidney stones. Painful but not life threatening . . .


  2. Sammy D. says:

    Ahhh David. You just had to *sketch* him. Again and again 😊. The fake was pretty amazing in that piazza!!


  3. paulineleger says:

    Love the sketch! And those quotes too… excellent work. Wish I was there too. 🙂


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