Who can beat sparkles? Low sun over the Maria Della Salute, Grand Canal. You can only glance up through squinted eyes as it’s so bright coming off the water. The challenge is to get the sparkles looking lighter and brighter in tone than everything else. The Salute is a wonderful silhouette to use with these sparkle and sunset paintings. Will do lot’s more!

It was a great paint because an impromptu gathering of about 15 artists to paint this scene at sunset. I love painting with a group you feel art of something. and the onlookers were quite amazed by it all! See a short video made by one of them….