Lovely Gate

This wrought iron gate is along the long stair climb up to San Pietro in Vincoli, St. Peter in Chains. Besides the chains, the church has the impressive Michelangelo statue of a massive seated Moses with the 10 commandments tucked under his arms.

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Piazza Navonna

This is a suggestion of Berninni’s baroque fountain of the four rivers: Nile, Ganges, Danube, and Rio de la Plata. The rivers represent the four parts of the world: Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas respectively.

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An experiment with pens and paints.

The tower on the left was drawn with my new gray Playcolor pen which I just learned is very water soluble. Using that to my advantage, I blurred the outlines with lots of water.
The dome glows with Daniel Smith iridescent gold and sunstone which, alas, do not photograph. Use your imagination on this one!

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