Saturday, April 20, 2019

Visit to Burano

There are too any sketching distractions here and I am forgetting to post here.

I think Burani has to be one if the mist colorful places I have ever seen. All the buildings look like crayons colors! I just love them. Wouldn’t you want to live in ‘‘tis orange building with the blue shutters? Or would you prefer the ‘Big Bird” yellow one? There was a purple one with wisteria hanging in it which was my favorite...but there was too much purple to paint. Lol Burano Is in the Venetian lagoon about a 30 minute vaporetto ride away.






Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Near Accademia

Somehow I missed posting these yesterday. I was wandering around the area near Accademia. It is the area we had our apartment the last time we were in Venice. These windows with the wisteria caught my eye. I liked the contrast of the rough bricks and the soft blossoms.
Later in the afternoon I did a view of the Grand Canal with the Accademia Bridge.






Monday, April 15, 2019

Visiting Burano

We finally had a warm, sunny day. I decided to head over to the island of Burano which is in the Venetian lagoon.  It was about a twenty minute walk to the other side if the island and then the boat ride took about 40 minutes. They are famous for two things, their lace and their colorful buildings. I had time to do paintings of two buildings. The orange one had a shop downstairs. I think Big Bird would disappear if he stood by the yellow one. Lol






Sunday, April 14, 2019

Near San Marcuola

I like riding the vaporetto (Venice water bus) to a stop I don’t usually get off and seeing what is there. When I saw this blue door I knew I had to sketch it. Luckily I was under an overhang because it did drizzle a bit.

I was cold so I decided to go indoors and sit and have lunch. These two ladies were doing the same thing.

After lunch I spotted these windows...no how could I resist?








Saturday, April 13, 2019

More Wisteria

I am so happy to be finding some wisteria in bloom here. Tucked away behind walls there are sometimes some small, lovely gardens. 



Friday, April 12, 2019

People and Visitors

Yesterday my friend, Celia Blanco and her daughter. Louisa took the train from Rome, where they live to spend the day here with me. It was a rainy day but we made the most of it. Her daughter had never been to Venice and really enjoyed it. I met them at the train station here so I got to sketch some people for the 100 people challenge while I waited for their train to arrive and then again when they left. Most of these people were standing around by the big departure board.










Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hotel Flora

There are lots of narrow streets here in Venice with wonderful surprises at the end like this hotel,

I somehow missed posting this yesterday...I don’t know how. I did more sketches for the 100 People challenge too.