Canaletto at the Queen's Gallery


A group of Centrepieces artists and friends visited the Queen's Gallery in London on 6th November 2017 by invitation, to see the current exhibition of paintings by Italian artist Canaletto (1697-1768) and to take part in a drawing workshop led by Emma Finch, one of the gallery's artists.

We were given a quick talk about Canaletto, then we went into the exhibition to look at some of Canaletto's paintings of Venice and Rome. We were all asked to choose a painting that we liked, and to draw or sketch part of it ourselves.

 Fortified by royal tea and biscuits, we were shown how to trace our drawings and make them into a double image, then add other pictures and buildings alongside. Some brilliant pictures were produced.

Afterwards we had the opportunity to see the rest of the exhibition, or have fun with the Canaletto props. Many thanks to the Queen's Gallery and Emma for a very enjoyable afternoon.

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