A view on the side streets of Verona

A view on the side streets of Verona

Colorful housed and bell tower in Verona historical center

Painting a view on the side streets of Verona during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.

For me Sketching is about walking, sometime randomly, around a place and enjoying the view, and connecting to the places. Sketching is always available because it means capturing the atmosphere, without judgement, at the level I am in at the time and practicing acceptance of whatever I can do in that sketch. You learn to live the moment and accept that not every day is the same

This is a view of Via Santa Maria in Chiavica in Verona captured in the essence I was experiencing in that moment, walking around and feeling playful and happy. Colors and impressions mixed together, connected by the breath used to guide the painting.

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I find it refreshing after days of trying to capture the reality in a more precise way. Sometimes I just need to let go and play and let my hands take over and go crazy.

I feel relaxed and joyful now. I hope you feel this through my sketch.


Title of the painting ‘A view on the side streets of Verona’

This is a painting from the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection, a series of original ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour to discovery the  marvelous Italian heritage. The painting is also featured in the book about my motorbike Italian tour. 

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