Saturday 8 September 2018

#370 'Painting St Marks Square, Venice' no.1

We were a little worried about being moved on by the police - as there was a big whoha about it recently with artist Ken Howard being moved on, so we went at sunrise and did two quick paintings of the Basilica and The Square.

Beautiful light and worth getting there early. No police or tourists just pigeons! Although it did feel reassuring to have four of us painting together, safety in numbers! 
This gives an idea of the scale of the square - HUGE!

Not easy subject ornate and close tonal values as it was in low light. But also lovely sunrise colours. The red brick tower I decided not to include as the base of it is ugly!!

1 comment:

  1. Very dramatic and contrasted your first paintings in St Marks Square. One richly coloured the other delicate and wistful.