Autumn has brought dark red leaves to the vines here in Salento (southern Puglia, Italy) Blue sky, blue sea, red soil and red leaves. But mostly the green olive trees dominate the landscape. Today as we rode our bicycles through the groves a sea breeze knocked ripe black olives down onto the waiting nets. I love the white rocky outcrops and crumbling stone walls that run between the trees. It’s an ancient landscape that makes me think of old bones. Earth bones.
I stopped to draw some olive leaves just as the sun was sinking, sitting on the ancient knuckles of the tree. “Suggestivo” is the Italian expression for these type of dramatic but calm moments.
Some of my painted olive leaves are in the https://i1.wp.com/paperbrush.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Olive-clipart-graphics.jpg?zoom=3&fit=2362%2C4724&ssl=1