The Littoral of Dili in Timor Leste

Sketching The Littoral of Dili in Timor Leste

As I was writing before many times like here and here , I remember I enjoyed a lot to go out for sketching. The Littoral of Dili in Timor Leste was one of my favorite ever.
Full of people, full of nice views, full of interesting elements for the sketching. At least for me.

And there are also some of favorite subjects ever.
Trees, light houses and ships.

Here just an example. I was courting this place many times before stopping by. I just loved the colors of this lighthouse, the smell of the sea, the blue sky (here I sued a lot of dense watercolors and three kind of blue) the moody light, almost everything. Don’t know why, probably it’s a strange combination but I don’t care. I just liked.
And this was the result.

I started only to make few lines from the inside of the ca. Later I later the sketching of this light house in my room instead of watching TV.

Sketching in Timor Leste lighthouse

Three days later while I was going along the littoral I ended in another small lighthouse. It is at the first part of the pier but still holds a lot of fashion. And I loved to make a lot of this sketching on the place, just before people was starting to see me. then I went away.

Sketching in Timor Leste lighthouse and dam at the end of the littoral

Well this is my way to know and to breathe the local places when I go out for work. I’m lucky to see these fantastic places, although they are poor and people needs a lot of help.

I hope the Timor people appreciate this efforts from an european that loves every culture, loves sea places and works for peace. Really works for peace, even when sketching and telling to the world how many beautiful place we have. We, the world, have.

I used even this time my usual workhorses: Lamy Safari Fountain pen filled with Platinum Carbon Ink, Winsor and Newton Artist’s watercolors and Da Vinci brushes.

I’d like to test some Stillman&Birn Sketchbooks. Any one wants to make a swap?


8 Replies to “The Littoral of Dili in Timor Leste”

  1. Lovely sketches as always, Stefano… The clouds and air seem fresh and wide open. I have a stash of Stillman & Birn sketchbooks and would be happy to give you a couple! I like to stock up whenever they are on sale. 🙂 But to tell you the truth, I’m liking my leather sketchbook so much that I don’t know how many more of the S & B I will be using in the future… I heard they will be selling loose sheets of paper soon, and then I can put that in my leather cover and have the best of all worlds! :-0 So you are welcome to my stash.

  2. Thanks you. Until you began sketching and writing about it, I wasn’t aware of Timor Leste. Besides reading your writing about it, I’ve googled it and learned a little more. Thank you for the beautiful way you are providing an education!

  3. Hi Stefano.

    I always love to see your posts. The skies in these sketches are beautiful. I especially like the second one. I am so glad that you love every culture and can find beauty wherever you are.I also thank you for working for peace. I hope your wife and baby boy are doing well.


  4. Great to see you name in the Yahoo group. It has been a while. Wonderful pictures. We have many, many lighthouses here in Maine and we have LOUD fog horns as well. I really like the way you painted the palm tree. Lots of movement!! Your boy must be growing BIG now. Best of regards to your lovely family. Beth

    1. Oh thank you Beth!
      Many lighthouses and big fog horns?
      Are there any place in Maine for me and my family?
      I sure will love that!


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