Sunday, 21 June 2009

Little alley

You just need to venture in the first little alley in the historic city of Venice to see it's magic. Colorful facades, corners full of charm, the play of light and shadows emphasizing the glory of this city. I can spend hours and hours getting lost in them ...

Have a beautiful week, everybody.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Village Srednja vas near Šenčur

For our June challenge my painting mate Matej has chosen a landscape motive from the Upper Carniola region (Gorenjska) in Slovenia. It portrays twin churches dedicated to Saint Radegund and Saint Catherine with a single shared spire.

Thinking of Upper Carniola makes me wish to make a short trip and visit the wonderful lakes of the region...

You'll find Matej's version here soon.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Back to the drawing board

What a long time since my last post ... How are you doing everybody?
Time passes by so quickly and spring jumped over this blog.

I just returned from my week holidays in Venice, where I joined a group of artists from the USA leaded by the artists Karlyn Holman and Douglass Thomas. Spending some days in this splendid scenery, surrounded with very pleasant people and learning new stuff about painting was pure joy.
But what made this holiday so very precious was the possibility to meet in real life my wonderful friend Lin from North Carolina whom I met about a year ago on the Net. We've been in touch since then and it was an immense pleasure having the opportunity to meet her. I spent some marvellous days with her, having lots of fun wandering together around the beautiful town of Venice. GRAZIE DI TUTTO MIA CARA LIN!! You are simply a fabulous person!! Big big hugs to you. Missing you already!!

Today's sketch has little to do with Venetian canals, it's just a start to wet the brushes again … some memories from my recent trip will follow…
A delightful evening everybody.