Day 293: Something Beautiful—The Artist’s Eye

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.

Cortona, Italy. September 17, 2013. Santa Maria Nuovo was built in 1554 outside the walls of Cortona. Quite spectacular against the rolling mountains around it, especially during the fast changing skies of dusk. The watercolor sketch gives a sense of how much the light changes in 30 minutes. Dramatic and beautiful.



About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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4 Responses to Day 293: Something Beautiful—The Artist’s Eye

  1. gsgstogi says:

    What a beautiful place, it looks so peaceful. How long did you stay at Santa Maria Nuovo?

    • vbassoc says:

      We were in Cortona for 5 days. This was where we perched to paint the first night, but the town is small and we saw the view from several angles in during walks around town. So much beauty there. Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. jwbeach says:

    Beautiful sketch!

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