Yesterday we had an adventurous day traveling to three small towns Spello, Casteluccio, and Norcia. First we went to Spello which was a very quaint town, there were so many gardens all over the streets and the view of the mountains from the town was great. We walked around here posing as models for Dave every now and then and promoting the art program at Rocky. Then we were off to Casteluccio (an even smaller town) which has an absolute amazing view. We had to drive up a mountain pass to get to it and once you reached the top you suddenly passed a large herd of free roaming cows and then you get to the very top and get the view of the snow covered mountains and the town of Casteluccio in the valley of the mountains. It was gorgeous (even if it was rather chilly and I had to break out my gloves), I have a weak spot for snow covered mountains (hence the school in Montana thing). We started driving down to the town from the top and stopped along the way to say hello to the herd of horses and sheep on the side of the road. We walked around the town which was rather dead and made a puppy friend that followed us everywhere till we left. We had to head back up the mountain pass to get to Norcia and along the way stopped to take pictures of some Jesus rays (yes that is a highly technical term) and say hi to the ponies once more. Norcia we walked around visited a church and ate some pastries before getting back on the bus to head back to the Villa. Today we had our last watercolor class with Jim (who left us after lunch, sadly) and our final critique. Everyones work was amazing this last week, without a doubt I can say we have all improved a lot since we first started painting. Anyway here are some pictures of the last two days (theres a lot of them).
Overlooking from Spello.
Gatto on top of the machina.
Ana modeling for us.
Mike the gatto whisperer.
Cassandra, Ana, and Bailey modeling some more.
Dave sparta kicking Megan (but not for real).
Some pretty mountains outside of Casteluccio.
Cow cows! And they're wild.
The hilltop town of Casteluccio, they have a pretty sweet view.
More mounains (apparently I don't pronounce the t so I'm not putting it in there anymore).
Cows next to the road. I bet Lucy wishes she were here.
Cassandra sheep whispering.
Aww it's a baby.
Closer look at Casteluccio.
Bailey making friends with the donkeys.
Italy made of trees.
Majestic picture of Sorcha.
The puppy we almost took back to the villa.
Look at how cute she is.
Aww. But then she threw up a few times and it smelt gross.
Hussey and jesus rays.
More jesus rays.
Jesus rays shining on Norcia.
The final painting of the war is hell soldier.