Italy

Watercolour painting of Monopoli, Puglia, Italy by artist John Haywood

The impossibly beautiful town of monopoli in puglia, Italy

After last week’s extremely lengthy and detailed post about my review of 2022, this week’s post is going to the other extreme of rare brevity! This watercolour painting is a view of Monopoli, a coastal town in the Puglia region of Italy. There was a lot about this that I really enjoyed painting and I …

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Trattoria Centro Rampini, mantua – Two Watercolours, two years apart.

The image below is one that I painted back in 2020. Looking back at the post now, I see that it was written during Covid, just as Italy had ordered the closure of all its cafes, bars and social spaces. It seems hard to imagine now but, just looking back at that post does bring …

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Watercolour: ‘Marina di Pietrasanta beach’ after Ian Potts (1936-2014)

I’ve been attracted to Ian Potts’ watercolour painting of ‘Marina di Pietrasanta beach’ since the first time I laid eyes on it. It seemed then a fitting way to try to sign off on my little trilogy of painting like Potts. There are many things that I particularly like about the original painting but mainly, …

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