Monday, 31 March 2014

Essaouira Part Two - Inside The Medina

The Medina offers endless possibilities but gets very crowded after mid-morning.  Eric Davis and I sketched early so we could establish where things were without getting in everyone's way.  Then I tended to paint outside the walls. 

The Moulay Hassan square was convenient for its own sake and also close to good views of the Medina walls:

Place Moulay Hassan - Late Morning (10x12)

Place Moulay Hassan - Mid-afternoon (8x12)

Place Moulay Hassan - Late Afternoon (8x10)
 The other main street had the clock tower in it:

I rushed this one and wished I had chosen a better angle.  The avenue also provided a view back towards the Bab Doukala:

Avenue oqba Ibn Nafiaah (8x10)
The sketches were done in pen and coloured in a little with brush pens:

Communal Tap, Ben Achia

Towards Bab Marrakech

Avenue L'Istiqlal

By Souk Jdid
The next blog part will cover the Medina walls, particularly the sea wall seen from the rocks at low tide.

No comments:

Post a Comment