Saturday, November 14, 2009

Exploring Roman Africa I

Zaghouan Water Temple

watercolour and ink

©2007 Charlene Brown

I’ve just been adding some paintings to my website These were completed a couple of years ago following a University of Victoria travel study program, Exploring Roman Africa. This one, which shows the ruins of the source of the Romans’ water supply in the Tunisian mountains, was done using photographs. Another painting, shown below, used a sketch I painted on the archaeological site at Uthina, as cameras were not allowed at this on-going dig. It shows the ruins of the temple, the amphitheatre and, in the distance, surviving parts of the aqueduct from Zaghouan to Carthage. Tomorrow I’ll post a painting of a Greek/Roman site in Libya.