little sketch in a pine wood-Concetta Flore

The "pineta" of Castelporziano used to be a vast pine forest extending behind Ostia, on the sea shore near Rome. A few years ago a devastating fire destroyed a large part of it, and though many pine trees have been re-planted, the maquis is still low. We walked towards an area that remained untouched and where the pine trees, still tall and healthy, harbored many songbirds and woodpeckers in full springtime activity.
I did this quick sketch on a small pad, 16x10 cm.


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