|Painting outside our little Inn|
|Beside where we stay in Venice|
Italy is like a second home for the three of us. We have a path worn to Tuscany and Venice and we are always looking forward to our next trip.
When we travel as three painters and friends, we are very serious about painting and it takes priority. Our needs are simple, we love to travel, love to dress beautifully and love to paint.
Recently a 16 days trip found us flying into Venice and painting for 6 days which was in a way a little too short. We stayed at our favourite little Inn in the Dorsoduro region, which is perfect, climb down the stairs, stumble on to the sidewalk and set up the easels and so many motifs to choose. A typical day finds us up at dawn, out walking, sketching and taking pictures and looking at the sunrise. Early breakfast and by 9.30 we are set up and painting. We usually paint two to three small studies each day. We all love to walk and explore and naturally some shopping. Museums, churches, galleries are high on the list.
|This vista is one of our favourites and is literally outside our door|
|Mary Rose is set and has found some shade|
|Violetta has chosen to sit by the canal and paint. The little girl is mesmerized|
|A stunning garden where we paint|
|No trip is complete without a gondola ride and being serenaded|
|Dinner at our favourite restaurant|
|Dinner with friends Esther, Mark and international film crew who joined us|
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