Last week I spent two days in Venice and two half days in Edinburgh. Both visits were more about spending time with friends than serious travel sketching, but as always I did a lot of sketching. The number of pages in my sketchbook that I did manage to fill is a result of my current obsession with attempting sketches in ridiculous time frames, so many are incomplete and/or simple line drawings. A new trend for this trip is to do more paint only sketches and I am finding that I am able to do these fairly quickly.
This article will contain a mixture of my ‘long sketches’ (approximately 20 minutes maximum) and my super quick 2 minute sketches.
My favourite sketch of the week was this sketch of the Salute – and yes, my favourite sketch from last year’s trip was of the same building. What does that say?
Anyway, here are my sketches.
A collection of sketches – slower paint-only sketch from the balcony to our apartment, another quick sketch while Tove was inside a shop, and an even quicker sketch of San Marco (my pen ran out of ink).
I’m not super keen on sketching on planes, even though I do it all the time, but I want to post this sketch because I had the most social time on the Easyjet flight Venice-Edin. I had long chats with my neighbours and two of the flight attendants. One of them was an architect who is currently reading Wittkowers ” Architectural Principles of in the Age of Humanism” (contains a lot about Palladio’s musical proportion) and whose favourite architect is Brunelleschi, Wow! A bit obscure but very exciting for me.
The next day was very wet, but I started my morning sketching the view from my flat.
But, that is the start of the next part of my adventures.