Cargo ship in Genova Harbor.


Genova Harbor has historically been one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean and it is the busiest in Italy, maybe in the Mediterranean Sea too.
Anyway it’s a very beautiful place to watercolorists.
when I boarding up I like painting and waiting that ship departs.
This is a tipical scene of portual hard work and you can see the dock by towers crane in backlight and the old harbor on the background too.

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Torre Grande, Sardinia West Coast.


A beautifull marine town near Oristano, it’s a ideal place for drawing and watercolor practice.
This is the crossing toward the spanish tower and you can see that the sun in Sardinia, during summer, is a really hard sun that give paintings with big contrast effects.

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A sketch with ink.


Just a little drawing from my sketchbook, a figures study made with black ink and smooth paper 220g. When there is little time and little space for the equipment, the sketchbook it is perfect to record the details and to take notes.
For this reason the urban sketchers are inseparable from their sketchbook.
It’s a very useful technique also for the watercolor beginners, in my opinion.
In this case, I’ve used it to draw a daily scene visible every morning in Piazza Erbe to Verona, with the urban officers that check the sellers of the stands of the street market.

The town of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain.


The town of Oviedo is in the autonomous Asturias region of northern Spain, between the sea Mar Cantabrico (or Bay of Biscay) and the Cantabria Range. Oviedo is the starting point of the Original Way or Camino Primitivo to Santiago de Compostela.
The medieval part of town, whose thirteenth century walls are still largely intact, consists of three streets running north-south and a principal route running from east to west.
In this case, or when it’s a street scene, normally I approach the painting in this way: quickly draw in a series of people, at different sizes of course, then draw the background afterwards and not doing too much detail for the background.

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Broadway St., San Francisco, CA.


From a friend’s photo (thank you, Daniel!).
The heart of North Beach with shops, restaurants and strip clubs.
In this place was born the beatnik style in the 1950s.
If have you read some books of Jack Kerouak, “On the road” for example, you know that this city is very important for the beat scene.
“It was…it was a really nice atmosphere.
After the grey of the morning fog, the sunlight on the buildings with the shadows, the smell of the Pacific in the nose…”
A beautiful picture to paint, and in this case with two washes only, by the way there are a lot of dry details.
I hope to make a trip to California soon.