I drew this one out in Burnt Sienna plus another while in Venice but decided to paint them both in my studio so I could take more time do it in layers.
Was aiming for vibrant colours, thick paint, strong shapes and unusual composition.
I did do a plein air painting in full no #391 while in Venice which I used as reference for this one.
The initial blocking in of colour:
Once I had covered most of the board I put it to one side and work on the next one – see following post. Being similar in colours I could learn from one as I moved to the next and back again.
The next day I put on a thick layer of paint. At this point I wasn’t particularly happy with it which allowed me to attack it and not be worried about ruining it. It does help a painting to taking risks and push to se how far you can take it.
It’s not a usual composition you see for a Venice canal. It was the view we saw every time we left or house, I am happy Ive managed to capture it!