on the Adriatic coast . . . . . my little sketches cannot do the colours or atmosphere justice.
We have had a wonderful few days on the island of Hvar; renting an apartment on the edge of Hvar city itself only minutes form a lovely beach. Sea, sun, swimming and playing with the little one – a lovely family holiday.
The island and harbour town have a fascinating history far too lengthy to try and record for you here! But I will just mention we were delighted to meet a local lady (named Tudor) who was indeed proud to tell us off her and her extended family’s Welsh lineage! I think she was trying to explain to me her ancestors migrated to Hvar in the 15th century.
We were made to feel incredibly welcome in Croatia; everyone we met was so friendly and helpful.
(The two little pen and wash sketches I did on my cartridge paper notepad, sitting in a shady spot, on the beach. It was quite difficult working as the paint was drying incredibly quickly in the heat. My little water brushes and Windsor and Newton travel paint set came into their own and were really useful!
The larger town picture I painted one particularly hot afternoon when GOS was having a “siesta” in the apartment. It was done from a photo I had taken earlier in the day following our foray to the morning produce market.)