Impressions of Italy: Bridges and Canals

Bridges and Canals, from all over Venice. No, I did not like the crowds, but if I got out early enough to sketch, before the crowds came out, or walked away from all the action into the labyrinth of little alleys, I did find some really lovely places to sit and draw.

At the Rialto, where it’s never ever quiet. I talked to a 4th generation gondolier who described a lovely Venice from ages ago, so deserted in the winter months the gondoliers had no work then.


And the Bridge of Sighs, another uber-popular spot in the city.

And two sketches from our front door. It’s convenient when you can sketch right where you are.


And finally, this one from a quiet spot. I love how the gondoliers bend away from and push hard with their single paddle.


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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13 Responses to Impressions of Italy: Bridges and Canals

  1. Lynda Stewart says:

    Such beautiful sketches. Makes me want to visit this place. Note to self try the off season for tourists.


  2. Margaret Hunt says:



  3. Oh, these are beautiful, liquid, light-filled drawings!!!

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  4. Lee Kline says:

    Ahhhh, Suhita. You make me want to go back there.

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  5. D. Abreu says:

    Love these sketches! I wish I was a sketcher when I visited Italy 20 years ago! This is priceless! Daisy


  6. Jane Kriss says:

    These are so wonderful, Suhita! We’re going for a week at the end of this month 🙂


  7. Vina says:

    I may not have to go to Venice, these could serve me!


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