This is the first in a series of
I am working on featuring Venice, Italy. Away from the hustle
and bustle of the busy main canals, are the charming side canals. I love this scene for it has a very peaceful and tranquil feel to it.
I loved painting this scene because not only is it a quiet escape from the Grand Canal of Venice, but it was an escape for me too. While I was painting this scene, we were having our snowiest December since records have been kept.
The painting has a calming effect, you can almost hear the water lapping up against the tired and worn building, and you know I almost think I can hear an accordion in the background.