Some of my long-term readers will know about my old habit of Friday Night Baroque where I used to find sketching a complex Baroque building (from a photo) was the perfect way for me to wind down and relax after a busy week at the (architects) office. That habit has fallen by the wayside a little but last night, being the night before the long weekend of Easter (Friday-Monday here), I felt I needed to do some experimental architectural sketching.
As Palladio is one of my focuses at the moment (I will reveal why in a little while) it was only natural that I picked up one of the many books I have on his work, to find some inspiration. This is his Loggia del Capitaniato in Vicenza. It has been a dream of mine for years to visit Vicenza and the Veneto area and see these buildings … one day? Just for the record I am a HUGE FAN of Palladio – check out this silly photo from 2010.
As for the sketch, well it was pure experimentation! Using some tools that are not normally part of my kit such as a gold gel pen.
And while discussing Palladio – I tried to get my Palladio tags up to date but am shocked at how few Palladian sketches I could find… so I went on a tangent in my Archive files and found these old sketches from 2010 when I was in Venice!
As someone who as spend many years reading and researching these buildings the excitement level is pretty high when I experience them for myself. Just looking at these old sketches brings back a lot of joy.
And just finally… here is one more recent sketch done from a photo to celebrate the end of my Edges course last year.
Interesting connection with what I did last night after sharing a new Edges video – hey?
PS. Thanks for allowing me to indulge in a Palladian tangent!