Thursday, October 12, 2006

Venice


venice bridge final
Originally uploaded by linfrye.
I am continuing my armchair travel through Bonny's photos of Venice... and here's a site so typical of Venice!

I so WISH I could have sketched this looser, but truly the perspective was a huge challenge -- but I intend to give this another go.

I'm fairly pleased with the ink and washes -- but now to figure out how to achieve BOTH perspective AND looseness!

13 comments:

Teri C said...

OH. MY. GOSH. LIN!!! This is so perfect with the perspective and the colors and just everything!! I would not want it any looser-it is perfect the way it is. Frame it!!

Lorraine said...

WOW! You are getting better and better and better. I don't see anything wrong with it -- stop comparing it to the photo maybe!!!
I agree with everything Teri said!!!
Hugs,
Lorraine

Laura said...

Oh, that water is beautiful, cara ;D. ( I stole your word.) But I really mean it. So very well done.

Brenda Y said...

Wonderful job! You've really got the sketchbook style down pat, my friend!! Excellent depth perceptions on this and many wee details!
Keep up the good work, I'm waiting for more "Venice."

Sioux said...

I love this, Lin. Yes, as Teri said, the perspective is wonderful, as are the colors.

Penny said...

Lin I have had a quick look at your last few days of sketching in Venice and love what you are doing, I must say I have some wonderful photos too and think if I ever get time I will have a go at sketching from them as well. Did like your tale of the escalator! Just when you wanted to draw, some one always wants to talk.

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

lovely color and perspective, lin. the looseness you crave comes, i think, with doing it so much that you relax. at least that's what i'm hoping. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Lin you crack me up! Illustrating Bonnies trip!! You voyer! Thanks for you nice welcome back note!!

Tami said...

This is SO GOOD, Lin!!! You did the perspective, right on, and a the color detail is terrific. Again, it is hard to get photo type detail in a sketch or painting as small as our sketch books. I truly love the feeling this has.

Alison said...

It is so surprising how small the last house needs to be - I find a looseness hard to achieve too. Still, it's beautifully done

Terri said...

Your concentration paid off my friend. The perspective is a credit to you and those washes and colours are WONDERFUL! Well done!! :o)

Jana Bouc said...

Beautiful colors, especially the sky and water--both done with such loose and fresh strokes. Very nice!

Linda said...

:-D I love your armchair travels to Venice! You got the perspective on this just right!