I haven't had much chance to use the oils recently and as the light improved a little over the last couple of days I laid out some paint to make an effort to get the feel of the oil again. For subject matter I dug out my Venice sketch books and picked a sketch I made one evening as the sun dropped behind the Salute. The sketch along with a photograph taken at the same time provided the source material.
The work so far has established the basic composition and colour ideas for the final composition and is now going to be left for a few days before refining the basic ideas and finishing it off. I've taken it a little bit further than I usually would which might limit the flexibility I have when I return to it. Alternatively I might leave it a little longer to allow a complete drying then key the surface with medium and rework.
Any suggestions you have to make would be gratefully received.
Salute Sunset WIP - Oil on stretched linen