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:

The Beauty and the Beast

Wite anb black ink / gouache on paper
60 × 30 cm

The work, inspired by Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, seeks to evoke a sense of magic and enchantment. While the film refers to Gustave Doré and Johannes Vermeer, the artist has found inspiration in a random selection of images from a book on gardens, reminding us that nature, in which the female figures wander, is the real protagonist. The black and white ink work mixes the images in a positive and negative geometry.