July 18th, 2009

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Scuola di San Rocco

It has been really hot here. I was plannning to go to the beach yesterday, but the friends I go with weren't going. So I stayed in the neighborhood, bought a few decorations for the Festa del Redentore as well as a couple of birthday gifts for owlfish (they are in the mail), then went to the Scuola di San Rocco to draw, where it was very warm too. The restorations on the Sala dell' Albergo are largely done and the room, with Tintoretto's grand painting of the Crucifixion, looks spectacular. But I wish they would show it in natural light, rather than with the curtains drawn and spotlights. My drawing is not of the Sala dell' Albergo, buy of the Salone Maggiore. I was initially thinking of going somewhere with an interesting floor, but somehow ended up concentrating on the ceiling.
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San Cassiano

After a violent storm that came through last night while we were at a concert in the Redentore, the weather has cooled off. This morning, I went out looking for candles this morning to put in our paper lanterns. Usually, San Cassiano is closed when I pass it, but it happened to be open, so I went in, and sat down to draw. I discovered that I had left my fountain pen at home but I did have my watercolors with me. It has been a while since I have drawn with watercolor, so I enjoyed doing this but was nervous the whole time that the church would close at any minute. Got most of it done, though.