Drawing: Pen and Ink on Cardboard.
11X8.5 Pen & Ink study hit with Pastels on #140 Strathmore water color paper:
This valley is where two of my dear friends are getting married this summer. It’s a small church built on top of that rock that had it’s beginnings around the year 300 AD (yes, almost 1,700 years old.) It was partially destroyed by the earthquake back in the late 70’s and later rebuilt. No one has been allowed to marry in that church in over half a century. One of the last people to marry there was my friend’s great grandfather. This church is in what is known as La Valle del Sele (Sele’s Valley) in the Irpinia Region, in Campania. The town seen on the far left is Materdomini.
Keywords: snow, village, italy, evening, mountain