Friday, July 29, 2011

Masa Window

I thought that the old buildings here would look good on masa paper with all the wrinkles and textures. I am still experimenting with it, and it is not attached to a stronger paper yet. I have no glue with me. lol
This window was done as a watercolor and ink instead like I usually work.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Views of Venice

I could probably paint something new every day here. There are little views tucked into every corner.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sketchcrawl in Venice

The Worldwide Sketchcrawl was this past Saturday, and I decided to participate. I started with my French press coffee maker at the apartment. Then I went to Saint Marks Square and sketched one of the arches.
Next I moved over to have a view of the Dodges Palace and some of the tourists. I left out thousands of them, but it was fun to try and get the poses. I walked over to the Realto Bridge to paint and found a flower stall. Just as I was finishing, they started carting away the flowers. Glad I was not too slow.

Of course I had to do a sketch of the Grand Canal and the gondola, which I probably erased about 50 times. lol

Friday, July 22, 2011

Venetian Garden

In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Saint Marks Square is a quiet little garden that is so quiet.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Painting in Burano and Canal Views

On Saturday I went to Burano to paint. The colors there are great!! The second painting is a lace shop...nice but expensive.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


The windows in Venice always have a certain the peeling paint! Ciao!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Around Venice

There are many streets just like this in Venice, with tables, people, brickwork. I am in my glory.

This was painted in a small park just off San Marco. It is a bit of quiet in all the hustle and bustle.

Some of the nicest views are right across the Grand Canal.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Venetian Street

This is a typical Venetian street, just off the main calle in a busy section of Venice. Step off the regular route and the streets are empty.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Scenes at the Airport

I did a little sketching at the airport before we left NY. I was able to figure out how to resize the photo I took, but not how to crop it yet. lol Ciao!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Post Morrow

This was done on Wednesday evening when I was out with the Patchogue Sketch Club. It was done at Post Morrow which is a preserved piece of land that was deeded to the town of Brookhaven to be kept sort of like a land trust. This was the herb garden. I hope to get back there to paint again.

Friday, July 1, 2011


Yes, the carnival has come to town and my friend, Susan, and I went there to sketch/paint yesterday evening. I just love all the colorful booths, but there are so many details. The ladies in the booth were thrilled that I sketched them.