Thursday, 1 November 2012

Venice sketch paintings

Here are just a few of my watercolour sketch paintings of Venice. I just loved the vibrancy of the place, the reflections on the water, the range of colours of the buildings were amazing and the frescos - WOW. I will be exhibiting some of these and more at "Glimpses" a small paintings exhibition with friends - see website for details. Enjoy .. more to come .. now working on large canvas's.

Gondolas lined up for hire
Ladies talking on the bridge

Canal with the yellow poles

Cafe by the canal, Formosa
Small bridge in the narrow waterway

Newspaper kiosk

Light on the gondola
Gondola and the red canopies

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Venice pencil sketches

At the end of last month I visited Venice, it was a wonderful few days and I managed to do some sketching and painting. At long last I have taken photos of some of my sketch book. Venice is an amazing place and as usual I love to capture the people too.

Palazzo with wonderful bobbing gondola's
Cafe Florian with orchestra playing


Even more gondoliers
View along the grand canal of the Accademia bridge

Gondola's from Accademia bridge

Front door onto the Grand Canal

Romance of Venice

San Giorgio Maggoire - love the roof line and immense scale of the buildings against the people

Another gondola high in the water

People passing by
People lost?

Monday, 24 September 2012

Print making and Christmas cards

This is my first blog. I thought it might be a quick way to show work in progress and sketches.
I recently had a go at print making with some friends, it was great fun and I decided to turn some of them into Christmas cards.  A bit early I know but see what you think.