Earlier in the week I spent two nights in Verona and had a wonderful time. Apart from dinner with some friends on the first evening (more about that later) I was on my own. It was a great chance to catch up with myself and do some sketching ‘just for me.’ I didn’t do any planning beforehand and maintained a chilled pace the whole visit. So I wasn’t trying to sketch a lot, but somehow I managed to. If you follow my Instagram stories you will have seen my 13 pages on Day 2.
So here is a collection of sketches and photos.
So this year I had dinner with them at their favourite local place with a lovely view of a bridge. We had a great time getting to know each other (including discovering that we have a mutual friend who lives in a remote Scottish village). Thanks Alison and Matthew for a lovely evening!
Castelvecchio Museum. Verona’s historic castle which was converted into a museum by the wonderful Italian architect, Carlo Scarpa. I might not mention him much, but he is one of my favourite architects. This was a major fangirl moment taking photos and doing numerous small sketches.
I spent quite a bit of time in the morning thinking about how to mix the red brick colour. It was lighter than I initially thought so I started with a good mix of Potters Pink and then added some more earth pigments as required.
If you are wondering about Juliet and her balcony, I wasn’t at all impressed. However I had an exciting moment when I realised that my neighbour was the Juliet Club – women who reply to the letters left for Juliet. I also spoke to one of the senior ‘secretaries of Juliet.’ The first photo shows the red postbox from my front door.
A fun end to my brief stay in Verona!