I spent some of the day exploring the rolling green hills of the Empordà and the small stone villages surrounding Girona, in particular the medieval ones. My favorite was Monells which was almost deserted in the early morning. I sketched from a café looking out on this porticoed plaza which included a few stray dogs, two white cats and a well of fresh water. I know this because when I tried to go inside the cafe to wash my brushes the owner shook her finger at me and politely directed me to that well.


11 Comments on “Monells”

  1. mirobolante says:

    Quelle beauté ! Je vois que tu as été directe aux bons endroits, villages.
    Ce fut un plaisir de te voir et de profiter de nouveau de tes explications qui font aimer de plus en plus l´aquarelle. Merci
    Enjoy your journey !!!

  2. You are a master of stone walls! Lovely 🙂
    By the way, in catalan we say “plaça” instead of “plaza” wich is spanish. This word includes “ç” which is a 100% catalan letter.

  3. Alison says:

    Your recent sketches have a particularly lively quality to them Shari. I trust this reflects the lively and wonderful experience you are having in Spain. I love all the colours in the stone in this one and the way you have captured the sunlight. I can’t see what you are seeing, but I certainly get the feeling of it. “Bella!”

  4. sefeniak says:

    Great sketch, again! Love the shadows and then bright sunshine. Truly Spain or how I envision it from afar.

  5. Lee Kline says:

    In Miami we would say, “A mi me gusta.” I am jealous of your shadows, Shari.

  6. Riley says:

    It was such a pleasure to get to meet you, take your workshop and look through your sketchbook irl. Thank you so much for sharing all your great tips and ideas! I can see an improvement in my watercolor sketches already. Hope to see you in Sweden someday 🙂

    Riley from the rainy evening 🙂

    • Hi Riley,
      It was great to meet you too and to have you in the workshop. The weather didn’t go as planned but there was lots of atmosphere in the sketches from that night! And now I’m dreaming of giving a workshop in a Swedish castle!!

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