TRAVEL WITH MY ART #5: FRANCISCAN MONASTERY, HVAR TOWN, CROATIA
Hello! I'm continuing with Travel With My Art series. The idea is to travel together with the help of my art. Every time I will show you a different location I illustrated and write about it. Today I have a new painting to share with you and this time I illustrated a historical Franciscan monastery on island Hvar. Yesterday I shared a watercolour painting of Split and today I will take you to Hvar town. As some of you might remember, last year I lived on island Hvar. Having had enough time to study this beautiful island, now I feel confident in illustrating it.
A HISTORICAL MONASTERY IN HVAR TOWN, CROATIA
I visited this monastery last year in February. Read more about it here. Back then, I recommended visiting this place and I still stand by my word. Travelling internationally is somewhat restricted for many people right now, but hopefully it will be possible in the near future. If you find yourself in Hvar town, consider visiting this beautiful spot. If you stroll around, you'll probably come across it anyhow as it is located on the main promenade and quite close to the centre of the town. This monastery is a beautiful and serene, both inside and out. No wonder I wanted to illustrate it. The bell tower is beautiful and even the wall that surrounds the monastery and the church is absolutely gorgeous. It is wonderful to see such an old structure so well preserved and taken care of. I imagine it hasn't changed that much since the way it was build. The whole area surrounding it, with the beautiful garden and the stone walls looks absolutely enchanting.
ILLUSTRATING WITH WATERCOLOUR PENCILS
I worked on this illustration while I was visiting Split. I don't really have much to say about the illustration process. I took some work in process photographs so that you can have a look at the painting process. I'm not sure I got the proportions of the bell tower entirely right but on overall I still think it looks nice. Once again the medium is watercolour pencils on mixed media paper. Scroll down to see more.
MORE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MONASTERY AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
If you want to see more of Hvar town, you are welcome to check some of my previous posts about it.
As always, thank you for visiting and commenting.