About this month’s painting…
This past summer my art travels took me to Paris, Milan, and Venice. A previous monthly studio oil sketch painted in Paris, “Jardins du Palais Royale, Paris” sold quickly from a FB post, prior to my return from Europe. For the month of February 2020, I’ve selected to present another small painting(13×19″ oil sketch) from my trip last summer, this sketch from Venice, Italy. This piece took its initial inspiration when I was out exploring in Venice and came upon this wonderful view of Santa Maria della Salute church as seen from across the Grand Canal. On a foot path, I set up my easel in front of the bobbing gondolas. Painted on location in the early morning, I attempt to capture this essence of this scene with an economy of brushstrokes. Using a quick and loose brushwork provides a certain fluidity and an ease to the painting in an effort to quickly capture the fleeting edge light on the church. I simply love this light of the early morning on the beautiful architecture of the church, and also in the sky, and on the canal. As I did with the Paris oil sketch, from this finished oil sketch painted on location in Venice, I plan to create a larger painting based on this on-site study. I hope you enjoy this piece for the joy and beauty I found in Venice that day.
Thank you for your interest.
All the Best, Sean
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Santa Maria della Salute, Venice Italy, oil, 13″ x 19”, (20 x 26″ framed), $2,900