10.29.2010

l'autunno viaggia

Fall break was wonderful! I was able to visit Venice again and see the Architecture Biennale. Had some more fantastic Italian food before flying off to Belgium! These first couple watercolors are from Venice, by the entrance to the Biennale and inside the Arsenalle by the old shipping docks.


I was not able to get a lot of sketching done in Belgium. It was far too amazing and time consuming being gloriously lazy at last, and too cold to stand outside for long periods of time! So while we lazed inside where it was warm, I sketched the living room of our hosts in Gent.  
After Gent, I flew south...way south...to Sicily! We stayed in Palermo for 3 nights and explored around the city. We had some time to sketch at the Palermo Cathedral before venturing to the Cappuccini Catacombes....
(a crooked sketch of the Palermo Cathedral...)

One of the residents in the Professor section at the catacombs...

On our last day, Madalyn and I took a train to Cefalu, a tiny little beach town an hour away from Palermo. It was gorgeous and possibly one of my new favorite cities. We had a lot of time to kill waiting for restaurants to open for dinner so we hung out in this little archway and waited with a bottle of Sicilian wine...

Fall is almost gone back here in Toscana. I have a little over a month and a half left here before it is time to find new adventures in the states... I still have over 1/4 of my sketchbook to fill too. Time for lots of sketching! (maybe a trip to Spain to help fill it too)...

1 comment:

  1. Nice Chelsea! The living room is my favorite :)

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