Here is a scan of the first sketch I did in Tuscany. It was painted while I stood in an alley in Cortona, looking thru the entrance gates to a courtyard. I used my watercolor pencils and a water filled paintbrush. When it was finished I went off with my students to eat a 5 course lunch, which included a crostini appetizer, a pasta dish, a meat course, a salad and dessert and of course wine. Now I am off to walk on my treadmill, but it was worth it. More paintings to follow.