Palermo and its Cathedral in Sicily

The majestic and unexpected beauty of the cathedral 

Palermo’s Cathedral painted in watercolor and ink for the #ItaliaGrandSketchingTour

In my first afternoon in Palermo I went walking around in exploration. I have to admit that I arrived here without doing any research about the city. I knew about the cathedral but after four months around Italy I wasn’t expecting nothing different. But discovering the Cathedral while walking in the city center was breathtaking. You can’t imagine it’s majestic beauty, that appears to you just around the corner. From a small alley to this giant of architectural power.

The structure is huge and build in different styles throughout the centuries, giving the structure a sense of mystery and invincibility. The Norman influence is predominant and it gives to the cathedral the touch of unicity that makes it so special.

This drawing was done on my last day in Palermo, after admiring the church in different occasions, especially at night or under the rain. Being able to paint it was a great sensation, and it brought me great relax. It was in the morning and there was a lot of young people around and it was very pleasing to spend the time there, in this joyful atmosphere.

When drawing something so big I realized that the selection part is probably the most complicated because you feel the urge to put all the beauty you have in front on the paper. This is a skill that you acquire through time and it is sometimes overwhelming, because you take the responsibility of this selection. And this is what differentiate the artist, the role of choosing what to communicate and the emotion you want to express.

Palermo Cathedral view

Painting Title: “Palermo’s Cathedral”

This is a painting from the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection, a series of original ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour to discovery the  marvelous Italian heritage. All paintings are also available as numbered and originally signed prints.

The painting is also featured in the book about my motorbike Italian tour. By acquiring this work you will get to know better Italy also thanks to a personalized story about this place that I will include in the package.

Painting information:

  • Watercolor and ink on white paper
  • Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the painting

Prints information:

  • Printed on white paper 300 gr, numbered 1 to 50 and signed
  • Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the print
Painting of the Palermo’s Cathedral

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