VSW: Burano, Italy, 2

W16 2 1 VSW BURANI ITALY B011 copyI turn away from the church (above) and head toward the canals in Burano Italy;
The color begins in the shops along the way!
My process below, from guidelines to sketch to ink grisaille to watercolor.

W16 2 1 VSW BURANI ITALY A001I was asked, and yes, I usually erase guidelines unless I want them to show
or am working fast.  These help me maintain my perspective.W16 2 1 VSW BURANI ITALY A004 W16 2 1 VSW BURANI ITALY A006Grisaille — a fancy word for building up the shadows in ink.
W16 2 1 VSW BURANI ITALY A009Patience, patience to do the various colors as they are so different
I didn’t want them to run.  Didn’t work, I painted too fast!W16 2 1 VSW BURANI ITALY A012 copyMap below!  I am turning toward the right moving counter-clockwise around the island,

W16 2 1 VSW BURANI ITALY B012Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen
with De Atramentis Brown Document ink, and Noodlers, Super5,
and Greenleaf & Blueberry, Daniel Smith , Holbien, and QoR watercolors.


I started a Facebook group page (you must join to view) to allow everyone to share their virtual sketches, and also where we will, from time to time, take virtual sketch walks together.  Come join us On Facebook if you are inclined!
If you want to know more about what a virtual sketchwalk is review my first post.
There are a few more notes/pointers on our first walk through Laguna Beach, California.

I also created an accompanying Flickr group!


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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7 Responses to VSW: Burano, Italy, 2

  1. Virtual sketch walk, great idea! I see the group is closed … not accepting any more?


  2. Dea Lenihan says:

    Love seeing the whole process…very interesting. xo


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