Venice Italy

A similar, but different picture, of the canal watercolor in our One Watercolor A Day book, from Venice, Italy. Venice is by far one of the most beautiful cities I’ve seen and drawn. I could look at and draw and paint gondoliers, gondolas and canals forever and love every minute of it! Va bene! Margaret […]

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Arlecchino

Arlecchino, called Harlequin in English, is one of the characters of the Commedia dell’arte, and a popular disguise for Carnival celebrations. This week marks the 2011 Carnival in Venice. I drew this particular Arlecchino in Italian pavilion of EPCOT, during the summer of 2003. Posted by Veronica

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Bella Figura!

Summertime makes me think of Europe, and the many wonderful drawing trips I’ve taken there. Here are some of the beautiful people shopping in the piazza in Venice. “Bella figura!” It means beautiful figure and it is like a religion for the Italians. Apparently as Billy Crystal said it truly is better to look good […]

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Carnival in Venice

This week (Tuesday) marked the end of Carnival 2010 in Venice. I love carnival and have done numerous drawings, paintings, silk designs, etc on this theme. Some of these works were exhibited at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization; most appropriately, since the history of Carnival goes back to ancient agricultural traditions. This illustration […]

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