Yes, it's been some time since I posted here but the summer has been taken up with a lot of travel, mostly with family, so painting has taken a place on the back burner. However, las week I had the opportunity to go to Venice with my painting gear as a 'baptism of fire' in taking up the brushes again.
It was to be an interesting week as the last time I'd been there I'd found myself a little overwhelmed in terms of painting and I spent a long time analysing why I found it so difficult. La Serenissima is the most wonderful of places but it certainly tests the mettle of anyone wishing to render its wonders in paint. This is a subject that I may return to wen I've had time to absorb the experience of the latest trip.
Here are two examples from the series of oil sketches that I made on the streets during my stay.
As always any comments, advice or criticism are welcomed.
Rio dei Mendicanti - Oil sketch on canvas board 12" x 10"
Salute at Dawn - Oil sketch on canvas board 12" x 10"