Saturday, August 25, 2007

Prosecco and pizza

pontescalzi
The view from the restaurant where we had our first meal in Venice. You really do have to see Venice before you die.

Pen and watercolour in Moleskine

7 Comments:

Anonymous Ann said...

I love this! This is my goal -- to travel and produce hundreds of sketch/paintings like this! Thanks for the inspiration.

8/26/2007 2:21 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Oh I wish, I really do want to see Venice.
What do your think of that strange film 'Death in Venice' with the superb music - Mahler I think it was.
Very pretty picture of Venice.
w.

8/26/2007 3:57 AM  
Blogger Cin said...

truly wonderful sketches! i don't think I'll ever make it there so I'm looking forward to seeing it through your eyes

8/26/2007 5:01 AM  
Anonymous shirley said...

Julie,
I absolutely LOVE this painting! You really captured the colors and ambience of Venice beautifully! We were there for one week at each of two of our important wedding anniversaries - the last time in a rented palazzo with our 3 children and their spouses/fiancees. I still smile everytime I think about the vacations - but I wasn't sketching then and had never picked up watercolors. Seems like a great reason to return - SOON.

8/26/2007 12:45 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Beautiful - such lovely use of colour - I think a publisher should sponsor you upfront to spend a month in Venice - what a book that would produce.

8/27/2007 2:00 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

What a delightful picture. I haven't visited your blog for ages so it's full of treats for me - but this is a favourite!

8/28/2007 5:05 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

On reflection it was very mean of me to say that you must see Venice before you die, when so many of you can't. And although it is glorious there must be other places (I'm sure I won't see) that you also ought to fit in this short life - Macchu Picchu, Antarctica, Ayres Rock come to mind.

8/29/2007 5:53 PM  

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