Hermitage of Montesiepi

San Galgano study

Muse Thalia posed for this vignette in the ruins of the abbey at Montesiepi. Inspired by my recent watercolors, I felt wash and line would capture the simple elegance of the ruins stripped bare of ecclesiastical fanfare.

Hermitage of Monteseipi, oil, 7 x 5
Hermitage of Montesiepi, oil, 7 x 5

I especially like the slender window beside the slender figure. Scale speaks volumes to such a simple statement. I like the economy of it, less is more.

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