Tuesday, 4 September 2018
#366 'First Oil Sketch of Venice 2018' 8x10"
When I arrive in a new location I just want to get the first painting under my belt! Start it off and get into the flow, I also just feel itchy to do it!
So this was it, feeling my way with the colours, shapes and the strong bouncing light of Venice.
Decided to do a limited palette of Red (Scarlet Lake with a little white & Yellow Ochre), White (Titanium) & Black (mixed with Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine) helps create a more harmonious painting and easier to start with.
Painted at about 4pm in very strong afternoon light, it's off the Campo Barnaba, just a few minutes from where we are staying in the Dorsoduro area.
Also did some sketching...The bridge right outside the house we are staying in!