From my window in Perugia, Italy, 2019, charcoal on paper, 24 x 31 cm.
This charcoal work was undertaken en plein-air. I was seated at desk with the view directly in front of me.
This drawing was my view from our top third-floor apartment in Perugia, Italy. My wife and I stayed here for two-months during the spring and summer of 2019. We were located below the ancient Tempo di Saint Angelo, once a Roman temple, in the old University quarter of the city. Our abode was the result of a 19th Century monastery renovation and afforded an amazing panorama southward to a part of Perugia's old city centre.
It was a wonderful experience staying in what was originally an ancient Etruscan town and was now a busy capital of the vibrant central Italian province of Umbria. Two months was just enough time to gain a feel for Perugian life. We would often venture out on day trips to explore wonderful Umbrian and Tuscan towns, as well as to visit amazing Florence nearby. We were fixated on viewing art and seeing many of the region's medieval cathedrals, castles and town architecture.