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The Danube River 
(Piazza Navona, Rome)

Done on location in the Piazza Navona, surrounded by tourists. (see photos)  (about 45 minutes)

Ballpoint pen on watercolor paper

Comments
This was one of the first "finished" sketches I did in Rome because I was waiting for my friend, so I had plenty of time.  The statue is one of four (by Bernini) grouped together within the fountain in the center of the Piazza.  

One of the things that made me laugh was the ever-present pigeons, perching on different parts of the statues.  I thought they added a welcome levity to the sober, classical statues.

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