Travel sketchbook workshop – the Mali

This is the drawing I made during the interesting workshop held by my friend and fellow artist Barnaba Salvador, an expert watercolourist and traveller, to learn more about techniques for making travel carnets

Watercolor on paper, ink, pen

A connoisseur of African lights and cultures, he accompanied us on a discovery of MALI, with a montage of different views from different distances: a mosque, a pirogue and a close-up view of a woman wearing large gold wedding earrings. The images treated in watercolour and finished with retouches in pen and Indian ink are then accompanied by written information. There is a good reflection of the distribution of the written parts and the composition of the picture.

The workshopg was organised by the very active ONDA CREATIVA association in Padua, of which I am a member and at which I offer my WEBINARS on art history and drawing in Italian and French.

For more information on my WEBINARS on Art History and Drawing.

The ateliers of Barnaba Salvador and the other artists at ONDA CREATIVA:


Digigrafie. Nuove sperimentazioni. Disegno-Ritocco e colore digitale-stampa su carta fine art firmata e numerata in tiratura limitata.

21×29,7 cm

Each step, including the digital acquisition and printing procedures, is part of the artist’s reflection and realisation.

Digigraph from original drawing on Fine Art paper

21×29,7 cm

The Venetian Sketchbooks – Rialto

Sketching at an interesting lecture given by Donatella Calabi at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.

The theme, Rialto, the beating heart of the Venice’s history and social and economic dynamics. Today, the Rialto district is suffering from a deep crisis, suffocated by tourism and the lack of a vision for its future. We can help Rialto and the whole of Venice by following the initiatives of its associations such as Progetto Rialto.