I traveled to Rome this summer to teach a study abroad course, and ten days into my trip, I fell ill with COVID-19 for the first time. I was down for the count for ten days of positivity, and after about five weeks, I am mostly back to normal. Luckily, in my long quarantine, I had a beautiful view, so I made some color studies. Here are two of my favorites plus one that I stared before quarantine and finished during. I focused on capturing color and not form.
"Supermoon (The Thunder Moon, July 2022), Jessica Boehman, digital
"The Capitoline Hill, 4am" Jessica Boehman, July 2022. Watercolor and digital. Dawn was coming on.
"High altar, Santa Maria in Campitelli" Jessica Boehman, July 2022. Digital.
I finished this drawing in Rome this summer, but only have now returned to Brooklyn to post the image.
It's inspired by the annual fireworks party at my sister's house in Maryland. There's a tree there on the edge of her property. At night, after the fireworks, all of the fireflies congregate and glow in this tree.
I love it.
"Fireworks" 2022, watercolor and digital drawing.
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