Wednesday, June 5, 2013

~ Henry James....Venezia ~

"And you will find on the morrow that you are deeply attached to Venice. 
It is by living there from day to that you feel the fullness of her charm; that you invite her exquisite influence to sink into your spirit. 
The creature varies like a nervous woman, whom you know only when you know all the aspects of her beauty. 
She has high spirits or low, she is pale or red, grey or pink, cold or warm, fresh or wan, according to the weather or the hour. 
She is always interesting and almost always sad; but she has a thousand occasional graces and is always liable to happy accidents. 
You become extraordinarily fond of these things; you count upon them; they make part of your life. Tenderly fond you become; there is something indefinable in those depths of personal acquaintance that gradually establish themselves.
The place seems to personify itself, to become human and sentient and conscious of your affection. 
You desire to embrace it, to caress it, to possess it; and finally a soft sense of possession grows up and your visit becomes a perpetual love-affair."

Henry James

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

~ Artwork at Alle Venezia ~

Barbara Neibart and I will have some of our works on display at Osteria Alle Testiere
through the end of the year!!
Thank you Luca!!

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Friday, May 3, 2013

~ San Marcuola in Cannaregio ~

The front of San Marcuola...
the part facing the Grand Canal is very different than the back and side.
The abstract layers are the most fascinating to me!
A good friend say that the first image reminds her of a 
Philip Guston painting.....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

~ View from San Giorgio Maggiore campanile ~

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

~ Dosoduro ~ 'Filling in the past'

I love the way Venetians renovate....fill in the past to make the 
present more livable.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

~ Gondola ride ~

My first ride in a gondola....after several trips to Venice!

My Venetian friend Matteo has taken me on several trips 
in his boat...through all the tiny canals and it was so 
I wanted Nathan and Sabrina to experience the views of Venice 
from the waters of the tiny rii.
Sebastiano, our gondoliere was charming...telling us that he was
the third generation of gondolieri in his family.
It really was magical!

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~ Nathan & Sabrina & Sebastiano ~

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~ Looking into Ca'Dario ~

Saturday, January 19, 2013

~ Piazza San Marco ~

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The wall across from Caffe del Doge

I just returned from Venice....I went with my son, Nathan and his wife, Sabrina.
I still found some time to sketch.  You can sit anywhere and find something
interesting to draw or photograph or dream about!

~ Love the coffee and 'views' at Caffe del Doge ~

Sketching on the vaporetto

One of my favorite things to do ~ Sketch on the vaporetto!!

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