martedì 6 dicembre 2011


"christmas tree"
watercolour sketch
montval  canson
24 x 32 cm

"golden bread"
montval  canson
24 x 32 cm

....with Christmas in mind......a couple of quick sketches /ideas of pandoro which is a traditonal Italian sweet yeast bread  popular at Christmas time and New Year . Both sketches are from memory ....the top sketch hopefully gives the idea of a pandoro cut in the form of a "Christmas tree" with the star sections - one on top of each other dusted with icing sugar ...the bottom sketch shows a simple pandoro covered with icing sugar which is meant to resemble the snowy peaks of the Italian Alps

9 commenti:

M. Antònia ha detto...

Good watercolours for a good sweet.

Crystal Cook ha detto...

Beautifully done Jane. :) I can see the Christmas tree perfectly. What a great memory and tradition to have.

jane minter ha detto...

they are delicious m.antonia thankyou .

glad you can see a tree crystal girls love shaking the bags and covering them with icing sugar :)... thanks

Sketchbook Squirrel ha detto...

Ooh, I love Pandoro and these sketches really do evoke happy memories. The Christmas Tree is just lovely and captures the esscence of the tradition perfectly. Yummy!!

Pat ha detto...

C'mon now, you can't paint in such a delicious fashion without offering samples of the treat! :)
Really love your work, such a wonderful touch you have xx

Rose ha detto...

Wow.. you really captured the essence.. you are so expressive in your paintings. Love it!

jane minter ha detto...

sketchbook squirrel... did you live in italy ? ... thankyou .

only a"virtual" slice pat ..thankyou

thanks so much rose .

Marty ha detto...

très belles aquarelles qui donnent envie de déguster ce gâteau doré !!!

jane minter ha detto...

oh thanks marty ...your choc photos are great!