Venice, Very Nice Indeed

So, I’m back from a short trip to Italy where we spent three days with good friends visiting the Biennale modern art exhibition in Venice. It was impressive in its diversity, and well worth the time we spent there. For a taster of the sublime (and sometimes ridiculous), world art event that is the Venice Biennale, click here.

Balcony view watercolour 1We were staying in the newer (and cheaper) part of Venice, which is still very pretty and interesting, and fortunately not as packed with tourists as the most historic areas. I was happy that I managed to get a couple of sketches done during our stay; this impression was done out on the balcony one quiet evening, with a glass of red wine waiting for me inside. A good incentive to get on with the picture!

I only packed a small watercolour sketchbook (10 x 7 ins) and so, as often happens, the black fineliner saved me by injecting details to bring the picture to life.