Five years ago today I was also in a Venice frame of mind.
Studio 365: Day 142 22.5.15
Venice study I 22.5.15
Painting this watercolour and ink sketch in the studio this afternoon allowed me to re-visit our magical trip to Venice in July 1999, a visit documented in a precious journal that I kept throughout our Italian travels that year.
Foro Romano 30.5.15 matted and framed.
Next stop The Eternal City.
Our last visit was on the 19th of July 1999 as you can see.
It’s been far too long.
Stay tuned 🙂
Venice study I 22.5.15 matted and framed
Returning in a few weeks for the first time since July 1999 as you can see from my journal.
…can’t wait for more “Asiago and Pomodori at the Palazzo” 🇮🇪
Beach Sunset 6.8.15 …in progress
Mosaic and Fountain Study, Ostia Antica, Rome
The magnificent Caravaggio described in the journal, courtesy of the Web Museum
The Nave of the Upper Church of the Basilica di San Francesco, Assissi 5.6.15
Ahh!…the gelati in Viole; I remember them well before the final 2 Km to Assissi where we’ll visit tomorrow.
Venetian Canal – 2006
Away from the studio today but still in Italy as you can see with this painting from 2006 and another Journal entry for Venezia from 1999.
Vatican Marble Floor Study I 29.5.15
One of the great memories of our Italian travels is standing in the Sistine Chapel and looking up to the ceiling in total awe at one of the greatest artistic achievements in the world.