When Steve and I started dating, I quickly realized that he saw the world differently. This became even more apparent when we started taking trips together. You see, Steve sees the world through his drawings.
His travel sketches serve many purposes. Sometimes Steve will draw buildings in order to figure out what makes them so charming. What are the proportions or patterns that were used?
Travel sketches allow Steve to slow down the world and really experience a space. It shuts off all of the voices in his head and allows him to focus one something for a long period of time.
Although Steve is drawing on paper, he is really sketching the images permanently on his brain.
Pen Sketch of Roman Ruin, Ceaserea, Israel 1984
After years of doing these drawings, Steve has trained his mind to really see the details of what his is looking at.
Steve's watercolors enable him to capture the palette of a beautiful place and lock the colors in his head.
All of Steve's watercolors are done with this little Winsor Newton Cotman Watercolor Field Box. It's the perfect size and has everything he needs including water, pigments, and a place to mix the perfect color!
Steve creates these drawings for himself, but when our friend Marc Appleton asked him to submit a few of his travel sketches for an Institute of Classical Architecture art exhibit, he was honored to be included!
The art reception took place at the Edward Cella Art and Architecture Gallery last Tuesday night. Here are a few of the beautiful drawings by other designers...
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain, 2009 Bradley Neal
Geometric Study of Il Gesu, 2004 Domiane Forte
Il Gesu, Facade, Rome, Italy, 2004 Domiane Forte
Bob's Service, Walsenburg, Colorado, 2010 Thomas Callaway
Doges Palace, Venice, Italy, 1980 Paul Williger
Venice II Redentore, 1980 Paul Williger
Greek theater, Segesta, Sicily, 2004 Marc Appleton
Palazza Biscari, Catania, Sicily, 2004 Marc Appleton
Persian Floor Study 4, n.d. Nancy Goslee Power
Pierson College Tower, Yale University, New Haven Richard Manion
These are Steve's water colors that were selected for the exhibit...
Venice Canal 1 Steve Giannetti 2010
Doorway, Venice, Italy Steve Giannetti 2010
Water Color Venice Museum, Venice Italy Steve Giannetti 2010
Going to this exhibit has inpired me to try my hand at drawing. I hope it has inspired you as well!
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