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Urban Sketching...

The Palace of Justice at Piazza Cavour 
sketchbook page, Fabriano Artistico rough

Summer is here with more options to sketch outdoors. A recent errand gave me the opportunity to sit on a bench in Piazza Cavour for what ended up being a good while. Thankfully I found myself ready because I had not forgotten my sketching gear. Piazza Cavour is where the Palace of Justice is located. It is also a great place to sit and enjoy the shade provided by the many palm trees. There are water fountains available, an added bonus when I needed to clean my brushes.

I thought it would be interesting to sketch a section of the Palace, it is very many details! 

 view of the Piazza

If you would like to visit this landmark virtually click here  and see the live webcam.


  1. Very nice, Celia. Lucky lady to be living in Rome!

  2. Wonderful sketch. Good touch to place the people in to give the sense of scale.
    Okay - so I admit to envy that you can live near a spot like this. ..lucky, lucky you!
    I am off to watch the live webcam and maybe it will help

  3. Great sketch, Celia! What a wonderful spot for sketching!

  4. Beautiful watercolor. A Happy Summer to you Celia!

  5. Dear Celia - this is a beautiful sketch. What a gorgeous place to have the opportunity to capture. Hope you will be doing more of these. Lets one see your lovely part of the world. Have a great day. Hugs!

  6. Lovely sketch of the Palace of Justice! I like your details on the building and the lovely, shady palm. I clicked on the link and got to see it at night.

  7. You managed to block out so much from the real scene painting just the essential and keeping a wonderful light, great scene ! How lucky you were prepared with your sketching gear, wish I were just as organized :-)

  8. Your sketch is beautiful Celia! All the details look very challenging.... I think living in Rome would be so magical. Enjoy your day!!

  9. What an amazing sketch, Celia! You have captured the lovely details of this building. And your sparing addition of color is just perfect.


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